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Headword: *pa/nta mh\ bou/lou kratei=n
Adler number: pi,224
Translated headword: do not want to control everything
Vetting Status: high
[sc. a proverbial saying] in reference to those wanting to be fortunate in everything.
Greek Original:
*pa/nta mh\ bou/lou kratei=n: e)pi\ tw=n ei)s pa/nta eu)daimonei=n boulome/nwn.
Creon [Author, Myth] in Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 1522.
Although the form of the gloss suggests that the phrase became proverbial (and Adler classifies it as such), it is not in the paroemiographers.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: Alex Gottesman on 15 December 2002@09:00:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified keywords; cosmetics) on 15 December 2002@09:10:35.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword) on 29 August 2011@05:09:21.
David Whitehead on 13 August 2013@08:20:42.


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