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Headword: *gnw=qi sauto\n
Adler number: gamma,334
Translated headword: know thyself
Vetting Status: high
["Know thyself"] and "re-stamp the currency":[1] precepts of the Delphic oracle. That is, [respectively,] pay no attention to the opinion of the multitude and revalue not the truth but the accepted custom.
Greek Original:
*gnw=qi sauto\n kai\ to\ no/misma paraxa/racon, paragge/lmata *puqika/. toute/sti th=s tw=n pollw=n do/chs u(pero/ra kai\ paraxa/ratte mh\ th\n a)lh/qeian, a)lla\ to\ no/misma.
Julian, Oration 7, p.211 bc.
See already gamma 333 for the first of these precepts.
[1] See LSJ under paraxara/ssw (web address 1). On the two senses of no/misma, see nu 466.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; ethics; imagery; philosophy; proverbs; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 August 2002@01:14:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 13 August 2002@03:14:12.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 10 June 2012@04:30:11.


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