Ut, qui me non meis meritis

June 6, 2009

From AeschylusOresteia (in the Michael Evans translation):

The god who keeps us on the road to wisdom, he made it law that men learn from experience. But still, in sleep the pain of memory drips down inside the heart; the calm of reason comes to even those who do not want it. I think the favours of the gods who sit on sacred thrones are gifts that hurt.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: