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Headword: *)/arxe: su\ ga\r geneh=fi new/teros
Adler number: alpha,4080
Translated headword: begin: for you are (my) junior in birth
Vetting Status: high
For it is right for the young man to initiate war, but the old man [to initiate] kindness.
Greek Original:
*)/arxe: su\ ga\r geneh=fi new/teros: pole/mou ga\r a)/rxesqai dikaioi= to\n ne/on, filofrosu/nhs de\ to\n presbu/thn.
The headword phrase comes from Homer, Iliad 21.439 (web address 1 below), where Poseidon attempts to provoke Apollo. The comment is that of Synesius (Epistles 142, p.278d Hercher) on it.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: epic; ethics; military affairs; mythology; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 April 2001@19:14:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (rearranged headword and translation; augmented note; added keywords) on 22 April 2001@09:04:05.
Catharine Roth (updated link, added keyword) on 8 November 2011@01:28:41.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 8 November 2011@03:52:05.
David Whitehead on 1 September 2015@03:00:55.


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