“for the wealth of golden Gygeo* I do not care

nor I have envy, nor I am blinded by

gifts of gods, high authority does not impress me

they are all distant from my eyes”

(* King of Lydia (about 687-652 BC))



«οὔ μοι τὰ Γύγεω* τοῦ πολυχρύσου μέλει,
οὐδ᾽ εἷλέ πώ με ζῆλος, οὐδ᾽ ἀγαίομαι
θεῶν ἔργα, μεγάλης δ᾽ οὐκ ἐρέω τυραννίδος·
ἀπόπροθεν γάρ ἐστιν ὀφθαλμῶν ἐμῶν.»

*Βασιλιάς της Λυδίας (περ. 687-652 π.Χ.),




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