Wednesday, April 26, 2023


Talk to a Tree

Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 10.22.7 (tr. Earnest Cary):
Now if you claim that any interest of your own is suffering injustice or injury at our hands, we will afford you proper indemnity in accordance with the treaty; but if you have come to exact satisfaction on behalf of the Tusculans, you have no reckoning with me on that subject, but go talk to yonder oak" — pointing to one that grew near by.

"εἰ μὲν οὖν τῶν ὑμετέρων ἰδίων ἀδικεῖσθαί τι ἢ βλάπτεσθαι λέγετε ὑφ᾽ ἡμῶν, τὰ δίκαια ὑφέξομεν ὑμῖν κατὰ τὰς ὁμολογίας· εἰ δὲ περὶ Τυσκλάνων ἀναπραξόμενοι δίκας ἥκετε, οὐθείς ἐστιν ὑμῖν πρὸς ἐμὲ περὶ τούτων λόγος, ἀλλὰ πρὸς ταύτην λαλεῖτε τὴν φηγόν"— δείξας αὐτοῖς τινα πλησίον πεφυκυῖαν.
C.G. Cobet, Observationes Criticae et Palaeographicae ad Dionysii Halicarnassensis Antiquitates Romanas (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1877), p. 192:
Veram orationis formam reperit Reiske: „ἀλλὰ πρὸς ταύτην λαλεῖτε.” Φηγὸν δείξας αὐτοῖς τινα πλησίον πεφυκυῖαν, nisi quod una literula addita πρὸς ταυτηνὶ λαλεῖτε scriptum oportuit.

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