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Headword: *)eleuqeriw/teros *spa/rths
Adler number: epsilon,806
Translated headword: freer than Sparta
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverb arising] because of the [Spartans'] independent and noble spirit. Hence they did not even surround themselves with walls,[1] educated [in this regard?] by laws. Rather, they were not even willing to retreat when defeated in battle, and were not ruled by tyrants.
Greek Original:
*)eleuqeriw/teros *spa/rths: dia\ to\ a)nupo/takton kai\ gennai=on fro/nhma. dio\ ou)de\ tei/xh perieba/llonto, no/mois paideuo/menoi. a)ll' ou)de\ h)qe/lhsan e)k ma/xhs h(tthme/noi u(postre/yai ou)de\ e)turannh/qhsan.
cf. Diogenianus 4.87, Apostolius 7.2.
[1] So, famously (but implicitly), Thucydides 1.10.
Keywords: architecture; daily life; ethics; geography; history; military affairs; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 December 2002@10:28:24.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 1 December 2002@18:53:21.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 21 April 2003@07:10:40.
David Whitehead on 13 August 2012@06:42:05.
David Whitehead on 20 January 2014@07:27:13.


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