Friday, September 22, 2006

More Herodotus: On War

οὐδεὶς γὰρ οὕτω ἀνόητος ἐστὶ ὅστις πόλεμον πρὸ εἰρήνης αἱρέεται· ἐν μὲν γὰρ τῇ οἱ παῖδες τοὺς πατέρας θάπτουσι, ἐν δὲ τῷ οἱ πατέρες τοὺς παῖδας. (1.87)

[For there is no one so foolish as to prefer war to peace: for in one sons are burying fathers, and in the other fathers are burying sons.]

2 Comments:

Blogger Ana said...

Great sentence! I wish many people would think about it.

1:44 AM  
Blogger Nicholas said...

Hi Ana, I too think it's a powerful sentence, and would be a good example of the men/de contrast for teachers, as well as verbal elipsis. I like your blogs, even though my Spanish is almost nonexistent these days. Thanks for reading, Nick.

10:08 AM  

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