I discovered this quotation, attributed to the Greek Poet Euboulos, 4th century BCE, beneath the display of a humongous drinking vessel at the Harvard Art Museum. It is too pithy, too exact, not to have its own dedicated blog post:
“Three bowls of wine only do I mix for the sensible: one is dedicated to health (and they drink first), the second to love and pleasure, the third to sleep—when this is drunk up wise guests go home.
“The fourth krater is ours no longer but belongs to hybris (outrage), the fifth to arguments, the sixth to drunken revel, the seventh to black eyes, the eight to the bailiff’s, the ninth belongs to bitter anger, and the tenth to madness that makes people throw things.”
Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA.
My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition.
During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question.
Thank you for visiting.
wow, great find- I enjoy every post ~ your chosen subjects & your elucidation bring me thoughtful pause every time
this quote simply speaks to me w/ synchronicity of the moment (throwing down an intervention for my sis tmrw 10am) ; p wish me the best of fortune ~ blessings & thanks peach
Peach – So great to hear from you. Hope allis well in your world – intervention notwithstanding. Paul