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Headword: *)/adakrus po/lemos
Adler number: alpha,422
Translated headword: tearless war, war without tears
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who succeed in their affairs without any risk and with great ease and against expectation.
Greek Original:
*)/adakrus po/lemos: e)pi\ tw=n e)/cw panto\s kindu/nou kai\ r(a=|sta kai\ par' e)lpi/das ta\ pra/gmata katorqou/ntwn.
Zenobius 1.28 and other paroemiographers.
For the phrase in its literal military sense see Diodorus Siculus 15.72 (the priestess at Dodona foretells such a war for the Spartans against the Arkadians in 368 BCE); Plutarch, Agesilaos 33 (with "battle" rather than "war") on the same event.
cf. alpha 423.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; proverbs; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 31 October 2000@12:20:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 29 April 2002@11:54:52.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 9 January 2012@09:35:57.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 30 October 2014@00:37:15.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 11 April 2015@09:01:17.


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