For this is the life of the gods

From Athenaeus’ Deipnosophistae (The Learned Banqueters) 1.8.d:

Ἀντιφάνης δέ φησι·

βίος θεῶν γάρ ἐστιν, ὅταν ἔχῃς ποθὲντἀλλότρια δειπνεῖν, μὴ προσέχων λογίσμασι

Antiphanes (fr. 252) says:For this is the life of the gods—when you have the chance to eat someone else’s food and not worry about the bills.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s