Author: Willis Barnstone  | Date: 711 B.C.


Let the gods take care of everything. Many times

they resurrect a man whom disaster left lying

face down on the black earth. Many times they


a man and pin him, back to the soil, though he

was solid on his feet. A multitude of evils

batters him as he wanders hungry and mad.


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Chicago: Willis Barnstone, "Providence," Archilochos Original Sources, accessed March 29, 2023,

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