Anankē

. . . ἰσχυρὰ γὰρ ἐπικρατεῖ ἀνδρὸς Ἀνάγκη,
ἥ ῥ’ οὐδ’ ἀθανάτους ὑποδείδιεν, οἵ τ’ ἐν Ὀλύμπῳ
ἔκτοσθεν χαλεπῶν ἀχέων οἴκους ἐκάμοντο.
(Philitas fr. 11)

. . . for mankind is in thrall to strong Necessity,
Who fears not even gods, who on Olympus’ peak
Away from pain and anguish built their homes.
(tr. Jane L. Lightfoot)

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