LX:116 | Tiers

For drinking comrades, many men will do;

For more important business, precious few.

To spot a man who’s counterfeit is hard,

But nothing, Kurnos, matters quite so much.


Source

Theognis. “Elegies.” Hesiod and Theognis. Trans. Dorthea Wender. Penguin Books, 1973. 115-118. P. 100.

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