Thursday, October 20, 2016
Zeus, I tell you, stands over all as a chastiser of pride that boasts itself to excess, calling it to stern account.Euripides, Children of Heracles 387-388 (tr. David Kovacs):
Ζεύς τοι κολαστὴς τῶν ὑπερκόμπων ἄγαν
φρονημάτων ἔπεστιν, εὔθυνος βαρύς.
But Zeus, you may be sure, is the punisher of thoughts that are too high and mighty.
ἀλλά τοι φρονημάτων
ὁ Ζεὺς κολαστὴς τῶν ἄγαν ὑπερφρόνων.