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Headword: *deinh=s a)na/gkhs ou)de\n i)sxuro/teron
Adler number: delta,334
Translated headword: nothing is mightier than terrible necessity
Vetting Status: high
[sc. This proverb is used] because necessity compels even the gods. And Plato says that not even the gods compel necessity.[1]
Greek Original:
*deinh=s a)na/gkhs ou)de\n i)sxuro/teron: a)na/gkh ga\r kai\ qeou\s bia/zetai. kai\ *pla/twn fhsi/n, a)na/gkhn de\ ou)de\ qeou\s bia/zesqai.
Zenobius 3.9.
[1] Plato, Laws 741A (web address 1 below).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; philosophy; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 September 2002@01:14:43.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 10 September 2002@04:00:08.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 20 June 2012@05:40:57.


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