„How easy it was to lie to strangers, to create with strangers the versions of our lives we imagined.“

—  Chi­ma­man­da Ngo­zi Adi­chie, kniha Americanah

Zdroj: Americanah

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„[Word-for-word translation]
O stranger, announce to the Lacadaemonians [Spartans] that here
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—  Simonides of Ceos Ancient Greek musician and poet -556 - -468 pred n. l.

Go, tell the Spartans, stranger passing by
That here, obedient to their laws, we lie.
Epitaph on the Cenotaph of Thermopylae, recorded by Herodotus.
There is a long unsolved dispute around the interpretation of the word rhemasi, such as laws, words or orders.
Variant translations:
Go, tell the Spartans, thou who passest by,
That here obedient to their laws we lie.
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Stranger, bring the message to the Spartans that here
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stranger passing by,
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As quoted in Man of Honor, Man of Peace : The Life and Words of Adlai Stevenson (1965) by Robert L. Polley, p. 61
Kontext: On this shrunken globe men can no longer live as strangers. Men can war against each other as hostile neighbors, as we are determined not to do; or they can co-exist in frigid isolation, as we are doing. But our prayer is that men everywhere will learn, finally, to live as brothers, to respect each other's differences, to heal each other's wounds, to promote each other's progress, and to benefit from each other's knowledge.

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