Greek 701 / Assignment 10 / 2007

I. (~2 pp.) Choose one or two chapters of the Melian Dialogue, and write a
guide to this example of Thucydidean Greek for a fellow student who has
not yet experienced Thucydides.

II. Translate the following into Attic Greek. Try to strike a Thucydidean
note. Feel free to re-arrange and embellish the English; you needn’t be
strictly literal.

  • It’s a law of nature:
  • The stronger compel what they want.
  • The weaker do what they must.
  • We deem such behavior appropriate both in humans and in gods.
  • Those who understand reality share our view.
  • You would do well to adopt it.