19th Century German Calligraphy Sophocles Quote Framed Wall Art
19th Century German Calligraphy Sophocles Quote Framed Wall Art.
This gold framed wall art is a Sophocles Quote written in German 19th Century using Calligraphy.
This calligraphy drawing is pen and ink on paper and measures 7 inches tall by 8.25 inches wide.
In the frame this drawing measures 12.25 inches tall by 13.5 inches wide.
Translated the writing reads:
"In the Peloponnesian war, some Athenian generals once held a council of war.
The poet Sophocles, one of these generals, was first asked for his opinion of Nicias, the most distinguished among them, because he was the oldest."
"Sophocles replied: I am the oldest in years, but you are the oldest in merit and prestige."
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