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Headword: *polla/ ken ei)dei/hs, oi(=s to\n qeo\n e)capath/sais
Adler number: pi,1868
Translated headword: you would know many things with which you might deceive the god
Vetting Status: high
A proverb [directed] towards those who think they can outwit the divine.
Greek Original:
*polla/ ken ei)dei/hs, oi(=s to\n qeo\n e)capath/sais: paroimi/a pro\s tou\s oi)ome/nous to\ qei=on katasofi/zesqai.
The idea of this (unidentifiable) hexameter line is that it takes a lot of knowledge to fool the gods.
cf. Diogenianus 7.78, Apostolius 14.39.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; meter and music; poetry; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 December 2012@01:26:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords; tweaking) on 28 December 2012@04:52:29.
David Whitehead on 7 October 2013@07:37:37.


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