οὔτοι συνέχθειν, ἀλλὰ συμφιλεῖν ἔφυν

οὔτοι συνέχθειν, ἀλλὰ συμφιλεῖν ἔφυν ~ I was not born to hate, but to love. | Sophocles, Antigone


خوش ہوتے ہیں پر وصل میں یوں مر نہیں جاتے

آئی شبِ حجراں کی تمنّا مرے آگے

1) [they/we(?)] are happy, but [they/we(?)] don’t die {like this / gratuitously}, in union!
2) the longing of the night of separation came before me – {208,11}*

Antigone

Translated by Ian Johnston

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One thought on “οὔτοι συνέχθειν, ἀλλὰ συμφιλεῖν ἔφυν

  1. Marcus Bowman

    ἰὼ πῦρ πνεόντων
    χοράγ’ ἅστρων,νυχίων
    φθεγμάτων επίσκοπε.
    Αντιγονη, 1146-1148

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