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Headword: *po/lis
Adler number: pi,1911
Translated headword: city
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A kind of game. And a proverb: 'we are playing cities'.
Greek Original:
*po/lis: ei)=dos paidia=s. kai\ paroimi/a: *po/leis pai/zomen.
Note:
cf. the scholia to Plato, Republic 422E, where mention is made of such a game (web address 1). For the actual phrase 'we are playing cities' cf. Plutarch, Proverbs which the Alexandrians used 1.14.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: children; daily life; definition; philosophy; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 October 2003@08:56:03.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 17 May 2004@01:31:46.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 17 May 2004@03:25:40.
Catharine Roth (fixed link, added keyword) on 16 September 2011@23:00:42.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 24 October 2011@09:15:46.
David Whitehead on 8 October 2013@06:07:16.

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