Grief is the sister of joy

Working through an introduction grammar for Classical Greek, I recently was translating an excerpt (adapted) from Aesop’s Fable 13, in which I translated:

οἱ θεοὶ τοῖς ἀνθρωποις χαρὰς πέμπουσιν, ἀλλὰ καὶ λύπας. ἡ λύπη ἀδελφὴ τῆς χαρᾶς ἐστιν.

The gods send delights (or, joy) for the men, but also grief. Grief is the sister of joy.

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