Monthly Archives: August 2014

Pylades in the Libation Bearers

Ὀρέστης: Πυλάδη τί δράσω; μητέρ᾽ αἰδεσθῶ κτανεῖν; Πυλάδης: ποῦ δὴ τὰ λοιπὰ Λοξίου μαντεύματα τὰ πυθόχρηστα, πιστὰ δ᾽ εὐορκώματα; ἅπαντας ἐχθροὺς τῶν θεῶν ἡγοῦ πλέον. Orestes: Pylades, what shall I do? Shall I spare my mother out of pity?Pylades: What … Continue reading

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And all the ways grew dark

Hom. Od. 2.388 δύσετό τ᾽ ἠέλιος σκιόωντό τε πᾶσαι ἀγυιαί Now the sun set and all the ways grew dark Many years ago – 1971 to be precise – I spent a month in Greece wandering around the Peloponese and … Continue reading

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