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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 (web address 1).
Although the form of the gloss suggests that the phrase became proverbial (and Adler classifies it as such), it is not in the paroemiographers.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
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.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 2 May 2021@00:57:34.


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