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ὦ πόνηρ' ἀνθρώπια -> wretched mortals, paltry fellows

{Τρυγαίος} Ἄγε δή, τί δρῶμεν, ὦ πόνηρ' ἀνθρώπια; Ὁρᾶτε τὸν κίνδυνον ἡμῖν ὡς μέγας· εἴπερ γὰρ ἥξει τὸν ἀλετρίβανον φέρων, τούτῳ ταράξει τὰς πόλεις καθήμενος (Aristophanes, Peace 263-66).
"Ah! what is to become of us, wretched mortals ...? See the danger that threatens if he returns with the pestle, for War will quietly amuse himself with pounding all the towns ... to pieces" (Eugene O'Neill trans.)
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0037%3Acard%3D250
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