Theognis of Megara

(6th cent)

Theognis of Megara Poems

1. Angry Words 9/24/2012
2. An Avenger For The State 9/24/2012
3. Beware Crafty Minds 9/24/2012
4. Easy Friends 9/24/2012
5. An Even Line 9/24/2012
6. Fame 9/24/2012
7. Human Nature 9/24/2012
8. The Insolence Of Wealth 9/24/2012
9. Pride And The State 9/24/2012
10. A Secret Spring 9/24/2012
11. Sumptuous Obsequies 9/24/2012
12. A Time For Wine 9/24/2012
13. Wine 9/24/2012
14. Worldly Wisdom 9/24/2012
15. On Inborn Traits 9/24/2012
16. The Poet And His Muse 9/24/2012
17. Learning And Wealth 9/24/2012
18. Poverty 9/24/2012
19. Hope 9/24/2012
20. On Arranged Marriage 9/24/2012
21. Fate 9/24/2012
Best Poem of Theognis of Megara

Fate

No costly sacrifice nor offerings given
Can change the purpose of the powers of Heaven;
Whatever Fate ordains, danger or hurt,
Or death predestined, nothing can avert.

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An Avenger For The State

Our state is pregnant; shortly to produce
A rude avenger of prolong'd abuse.
The commons hitherto seem sober-minded,
But their superiors are corrupt and blinded.
The rule of noble spirits, brave and high,
Never endanger'd peace and harmony.
The supercilious, arrogant pretence
Of feeble minds; weakness and insolence;
Justice and truth and law wrested aside

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