Poems by Theognis of Megara

Poems by Theognis of Megara

Pride and the State, by Theognis of Megara

Pride and oppressive rule destroy'd the state
Of the Magnesians--Such was Smyrna's fate;
Smyrn...

A Secret Spring, by Theognis of Megara

While only I quaffed yonder secret spring,
'Twas clear and sweet to my imagining.
'Tis turbid ...

Sumptuous Obsequies, by Theognis of Megara

I envy not these sumptuous obsequies,
The stately car, the purple canopies;
Much better plea...

A Time for Wine, by Theognis of Megara

Now that in mid career, checking his force,
The bright sun pauses in his pride and force,
Le...

Wine, by Theognis of Megara

My brain grows dizzy, whirled and overthrown
With wine: my senses are no more my own.
The ceil...

Worldly Wisdom, by Theognis of Megara

The worldly-minded and the worldly wise,
In ignorance and arrogance, despise
All talents and ...