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Sophocles Bilingual Anthology
NOTHING MORE WONDERFUL AND FRIGHTENING THAN MAN

from Antigone, * Lines 332-383, * Translated by R. C. Jebb, Greek Fonts


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And the light-hearted race of birds, and the tribes of savage beasts, and the sea-brood of the deep, he snares in the meshes of his woven toils, he leads captive, man excellent in wit. And he masters by his arts the beast whose lair is in the wilds, who roams the hills; he tames the horse of shaggy mane, he puts the yoke upon its neck, he tames the tireless mountain bull.

Κουφονόων τε φῦλον ὀρνίθων ἀμφιβαλὼν ἄγει͵ καὶ θηρῶν ἀγρίων ἔθνη πόντου τ΄ εἰναλίαν φύσιν σπείραισι δικτυοκλώστοις περιφραδὴς ἀνήρ· κρατεῖ δὲ μηχαναῖς ἀγραύλου θηρὸς ὀρεσσιβάτα͵ λασιαύχενά θ΄ ἵππον ὑπάξεται ἀμφίλοφον ζυγὸν οὔρειόν τ΄ ἀκμῆτα ταῦρον.

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