The Annotated 'Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes'/Velay
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- Antigone (442 BC), second chorus:
- There are many strange and wonderful things,
- but nothing more strangely wonderful than man.
- He moves across the white-capped ocean seas
- blasted by winter storms, carving his way
- under the surging waves engulfing him.
- With his teams of horses he wears down
- the unwearied and immortal earth,
- the oldest of the gods, harassing her,
- as year by year his ploughs move back and forth.
- (translation by Ian Johnston, 2003)
- or "Who hath sent out the wild ass free?" Job 39:5 (KJV).