Thursday, July 13, 2017


A Wish

Theognis 765-768 (tr. Douglas E. Gerber):
May it be thus or better, to pass the time with cheerful hearts in festive pleasure free of cares; and may malevolent spirits, accursed old age, and death's finality be kept far away.

ὧδ᾿ εἶναι καὶ ἄμεινον, ἐύφρονα θυμὸν ἔχοντας
    νόσφι μεριμνάων εὐφροσύνως διάγειν
τερπομένους· τηλοῦ δὲ κακὰς ἀπὸ κῆρας ἀμῦναι
    γῆράς τ᾿ οὐλόμενον καὶ θανάτοιο τέλος.

765 εἶναι καὶ: εἴη κεν Ahrens, ἐύφρονα: ὁμόφρονα Brunck
Fridericus Theophilus Welcker, ed., Theognidis Reliquiae (Frankfurt-am-Main: Broenner, 1826), p. 127:
Subaudi εὐχόμεθα.

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