Only Humans Are Unlucky


Dio Chrysostom, 23rd Discourse on a Wise Man [In response to Iliad 17.476-477] “For there is nothing more pitiful than a human being Of all the creatures who breathe and creep on the earth.” οὐ μὲν γάρ τί πού ἐστιν ὀϊζυρώτερον ἀνδρὸς πάντων, ὅσσά τε γαῖαν ἔπι πνείει τε καὶ ἕρπει. “Ah, but that poet […]

Only Humans Are Unlucky

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