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Headword: *koina\ ta\ tw=n fi/lwn
Adler number: kappa,2549
Translated headword: the property of friends is common property
Vetting Status: high
Timaeus says in his 9th [book] that this [proverb] originated in Magna Graecia, in the period when Pythagoras persuaded those settling there to hold property undistributed [to private owners]. Menander uses the proverb in Brothers.[2]
"Not, of course, referring to goods alone but also to the sharing of intellect and intelligence".[3]
Greek Original:
*koina\ ta\ tw=n fi/lwn: *ti/maio/s fhsin e)n tw=| q# tau/thn lexqh=nai kata\ th\n mega/lhn *(ella/da, kaq' ou(\s xro/nous *puqago/ras a)ne/peiqe tou\s tau/thn katoikou=ntas a)diane/mhta kekth=sqai. ke/xrhtai th=| paroimi/a| *me/nandros *)adelfoi=s. ou) dh/pou ta\ xrh/mata le/gwn mo/non a)lla\ kai\ th\n tou= nou= kai\ th=s fronh/sews koinwni/an.
First paragraph here = Photius, Lexicon kappa839.
See also kappa 2550, and generally Tosi [cited under alpha 378] no.433.
[1] Timaeus of Tauromenium [tau 602] FGrH 566 F13a.
[2] Menander fr. 9 Kock (13 K.-A.).
[3] Julian, Speech 8, 245b Hertlein. Plato ends the Phaedrus with the proverb used in this wider sense (279C, the scholia to which furnish most of the material here). See web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; economics; ethics; geography; historiography; philosophy; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 April 2003@11:10:28.
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Ross Scaife ✝ (added reference to Plato in notes) on 20 April 2003@11:30:44.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 20 April 2003@11:36:10.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 10 June 2008@10:48:57.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2012@03:42:47.
David Whitehead on 19 March 2013@06:17:39.
David Whitehead on 3 September 2013@08:42:56.
David Whitehead on 2 May 2016@10:36:07.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 17 February 2020@00:09:50.


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