Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Dance

“ Kyrnos, this polis is pregnant, and I fear that it will give birth to a man who is a perpetrator of outrage [hubris], a leader [hēgemōn] of dire discord [stasis]

The citizens are moderate, but the leaders [hēgemones] have veered so much as to fall into debasement [kakotēs]. ”
- Theognis of Megara (1081–1082b)

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