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Headword: Πιττάκειον
Adler number: pi,1658
Translated headword: Pittakos-ism
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Functions as a derivative adjective. [Meaning] that of Pittakos.
And Simon[ides] says: to become a good man is truly hard, [according to] the Pittakos-ism. For Pittakos said: [it is] hard to be good.[1]
Greek Original:
Πιττάκειον: μετουσιαστικῶς. τὸ τοῦ Πιττακοῦ. καὶ Σίμων φησί: ἄνδρ' ἀγαθὸν ἀλαθέα γενέσθαι χαλεπόν, τὸ Πιττάκειον. εἴρηκε γὰρ ὁ Πιττακός: χαλεπὸν ἐσθλὸν ἔμμεναι.
Notes:
For Pittakos see generally pi 1659.
[1] From Diogenes Laertius 1.76; cf. chi 16, and more generally Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1190.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 October 2001@10:19:09.
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Catharine Roth on 22 October 2001@18:02:41.
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