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Oaths in Medea

Μήδειαὦ μεγάλα Θέμι καὶ πότνι᾽ Ἄρτεμι,λεύσσεθ᾽ ἃ πάσχω, μεγάλοις ὅρκοιςἐνδησαμένα τὸν κατάρατονπόσιν; ὅν ποτ᾽ ἐγὼ νύμφαν τ᾽ ἐσίδοιμ᾽αὐτοῖς μελάθροις διακναιομένους,οἷ᾽ ἐμὲ πρόσθεν τολμῶσ᾽ ἀδικεῖν.ὦ πάτερ, ὦ πόλις, ὧν κάσιν αἰσχρῶςτὸν ἐμὸν κτείνασ᾽ ἀπενάσθην. MedeaO mighty Themis and my lady Artemis, … Continue reading

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When evening falls

Ἔσπερε, πάντα φέρων, ὄσα φαίνολις ἐσκέδασ’ Αὔως, φέρεις ὄιν, φέρεις αἶγα, φέρεις ἄπυ μάτερι παῖδα. Evening, thou that bringst all that bright morning scattered, thou bringst the sheep, the goat, and the child back to its mother. Sappho Lobel-Page 104a … Continue reading

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Boring classics teachers

  All hail, seven pupils of Aristides the rhetorician, four walls and three benches. Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology 10 XXX111 J.W.MACKAIL Nowadays the accolade for the most boring teachers seems to go to geography teachers. I am sure that this reputation … 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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