Saturday, May 21, 2011

"you cause sufferings upon sufferings, in a miserable, lamentable welter of catastrophe."

The Chorus in Euripides' Helen, ll. 1163-1164, trans. James Morwood (Medea, Hippolytus, Electra, Helen, trans. & ed. James Morwood, Oxford world's classics (Oxford & New York:  Oxford University Press, 1998), 152).   The Greek is more concrete:

ἐπὶ δὲ πάθεα πάθεσι φέρεις
ἀθλίοις ἐν σψμφοραῖς ᾿Ιλίοις.

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