invisiblestories:

“There is also a fable told by Phaedrus, about how Simonides was once a victim of  shipwreck. As the other passengers scurried about the sinking ship trying to save their possessions, the poet stood idle. When questioned, he declared, mecum mea sunt cuncta: everything that is me is with me.”
- Anne Carson, Economy of the Unlost (via eideticfields)

invisiblestories:

“There is also a fable told by Phaedrus, about how Simonides was once a victim of  shipwreck. As the other passengers scurried about the sinking ship trying to save their possessions, the poet stood idle. When questioned, he declared, mecum mea sunt cuncta: everything that is me is with me.”

- Anne Carson, Economy of the Unlost (via eideticfields)