Literary Record Details

Author: THEOGNIS Eleg.

Opus: Elegiae
Reference: Theogn.1.666
Period: Archaic

Genre: poetry
Subgenre: lyric
Gender: m
Context: - Not Specified -

Greek Text: καὶ σώφρων ἥμαρτε καὶ ἄφρονι πολλάκι δόξα ἕσπετο, καὶ τιμῆς καὶ κακὸς ὢν ἔλαχεν.

English Text: a poor man may very quickly become rich, and he that hath very great possessions lose them all suddenly in one night; the wise may err, and fame often cometh to the fool and honour to the bad

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Kleros 869, Theogn.1.666