Skip to content

Euripides – Theseus, your advice is not helping

August 16, 2014

“Fate exempts no man; all men are flawed…
… and so the gods, unless the poets lie.
Do not the gods commit adultery?
Have they not cast their fathers into chains,
In pursuit of power? Yet all the same,
Despite their crimes, they live upon Olympos.
How dare you then, mortal that you are,
To protest your fate, when the gods do not?”

(from Heracles, translated by William Arrowsmith)

Advertisements

From → Uncategorized

Leave a Comment

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: