March 5th, 2007

Translation: Eros and Sophrosyne [revised]

Back in December, I posted a Hebrew translation of a Greek epigram about the fatal consequences of the encounter between Eros and Sophrosyne. goliard, keen as always, pointed out a more accurate meaning for the verb in the last line, and I have now revised that line significantly.

I'm finally pleased with this little translation now, so I present it to you again below the cut. Collapse )
Here's a version of the story of Hippolytus and Phaedra, with pictures, in case you don't know it, or want to see the pictures...