χάρις χάριν γάρ ἐστιν ἡ τίκτουσ᾽ ἀεί
For kindness it is, that ever calls forth kindness.
– Spoken by Tecmessa, in verse 522 of Sophocle’s tragic play Ajax (translation by Hölderlin). Students in CC101 this fall are reading a version of the play edited by Prof. Stephen Esposito. Today’s Analect provided by Tom Farndon (Core ’10, CAS ’12).