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Headword: *ou)de\ ta\ tri/a *sthsixo/rou ginw/skeis
Adler number: omicron,816
Translated headword: you do not even know the three things of Stesichorus
Vetting Status: high
The proverb is used in reference to the uneducated and uninspired; since [Stesichorus] was of good repute.
Greek Original:
*ou)de\ ta\ tri/a *sthsixo/rou ginw/skeis: e)pi\ tw=n a)paideu/twn kai\ a)mou/swn ei)/rhtai h( paroimi/a: e)peidh\ eu)do/kimos h)=n.
Diogenianus 7.14, Apostolius 13.18.
For Stesichorus see generally sigma 1095. On the 'the three things' -- versions of the proverb with the definite article seem to be preferable -- see Davies, below. Cf. tau 943.
M. Davies, "The Paroemiographers on ta\ tri/a tw=n *sthsixo/rou," Journal of Hellenic Studies 102 (1982) 206-210
M.L. West, "Stesichorus," Classical Quarterly n.s. 21 (1971) 302-314
Keywords: biography; daily life; ethics; meter and music; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: Cynthia Shiroma on 22 January 2004@19:13:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied headword, by internal rearrangement; modified translation; added note and keywords) on 23 January 2004@03:24:08.
Ross Scaife ✝ (added bibliography) on 23 January 2004@15:15:53.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 24 January 2004@03:33:12.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics; raised status) on 31 July 2013@06:44:26.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 23 February 2021@17:20:03.


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