Saturday, November 25, 2023

Old Grievances

Euripides, fragment 507 Kannicht, in Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta vol. 5, p. 551 (from Melanippe; tr. Christopher Collard and Martin Cropp):
Why do you not let those who have died be dead?
Why do you gather up griefs that are already spilled?

τί τοὺς θανόντας οὐκ ἐᾷς τεθνηκέναι
καὶ τἀκχυθέντα συλλέγεις ἀλγήματα;