ἄνδρα δ᾽ οὐ δίκαιον , εἰ θάνοι ,
βλάπτειν τὸν ἐσθλόν , οὐδ᾽ ἐὰν μισῶν κυρῇς .
σὺ ταῦτ᾽ , Ὀδυσσεῦ , τοῦδ᾽ ὑπερμαχεῖς ἐμοί ;
ἔγωγ᾽ : ἐμίσουν δ᾽ , ἡνίκ᾽ ἦν μισεῖν καλόν .
οὐ γὰρ θανόντι καὶ προσεμβῆναί σε χρή ;
μὴ χαῖρ᾽ , Ἀτρείδη , κέρδεσιν τοῖς μὴ καλοῖς .
It is not just , when he dies ,
to harm a decent man , even if you happen to be hating him .
You like this , Odysseus , on his behalf you fight against me ?
I do , I did hate him , when to hate was accecptable .
So you say , him being dead , one should not tread on him ?
Do not rejoice , son of Atreus , in advantages that are not honorable .
When a good man dies ,
it is not right to harm him , even though
he may be someone you hate .
you mean you’re arguing against me ,
on his behalf ?
Yes , that’s what I mean .
I did hate him , when it was all right to hate .
Why would you not walk all over him ,
now that he’s dead ?
Son of Atreus ,
do not take pleasure in advantages
which are dishonourable .