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Headword: *koina\ ta\ tw=n fi/lwn
Adler number: kappa,2550
Translated headword: the property of friends is common property
Vetting Status: high
They say that Pythagoras the philosopher persuaded those who associated with him as students to pool their property -- hence the proverb.
Greek Original:
*koina\ ta\ tw=n fi/lwn: fasi\n o(/ti tou\s prosio/ntas *puqago/ra| maqhta\s e)/peiqen o( filo/sofos koina\s ta\s ou)si/as poiei=sqai. o(/qen h( paroimi/a.
cf. Zenobius 4.79, and see already kappa 2549.
For Pythagoras see generally pi 3120.
Keywords: biography; daily life; economics; ethics; philosophy; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 April 2003@10:59:35.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Set status) on 5 October 2003@16:15:51.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 6 October 2003@03:23:34.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 28 April 2008@08:55:21.
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