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Headword: *sofo\s *sofoklh=s
Adler number: sigma,820
Translated headword: Sophocles wise
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"[Sophocles wise], Euripides wiser, but Socrates wiser than all men."
Greek Original:
*sofo\s *sofoklh=s, sofw/teros d' *eu)ripi/dhs, a)ndrw=n de\ pa/ntwn *swkra/ths sofw/teros.
Notes:
A metrical pronouncement supposedly by the Pythia at Delphi; from the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 144, where Socrates is mentioned.
For Socrates see generally sigma 829, sigma 830; for Sophocles, sigma 815; for Euripides, epsilon 3695.
Keywords: biography; comedy; geography; meter and music; philosophy; poetry; religion; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 December 2002@07:40:05.
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