Thursday, April 18, 2024


The Rule of Rhadamanthus

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics 5.5.3 (1132 b 27) = Hesiod, fragment 286, line 2 Merkelbach and West (tr. W.D. Ross):
Should a man suffer what he did, right justice would be done.

εἴ κε πάθοι τά τ᾽ ἔρεξε, δίκη κ᾽ ἰθεῖα γένοιτο.

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