Theognis

(540 BC - 480 BC / Greece)

Fragments - Lines 0425 - 0428 Poem by Theognis


Not to be born is the best of all things for those who live on earth,
And not to gaze on the radiance of the keen-burning sun.
Once born, however, it is best to pass with all possible speed through Hades' gates
And to lie beneath a great heap of earth.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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