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Headword: All' hepou chôras tropois
Adler number: alpha,1142
Translated headword: but follow a country's ways
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial saying arising] because it is necessary to imitate the customs of each country in which one may be.
Greek Original:
All' hepou chôras tropois: hoti dei chôras hekastês, en hêi an tis genêtai, mimeisthai ta ethê.
cf. Macarius 1.89, etc.; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1619.
The headword phrase -- precursor of the modern "when in Rome, do as the Romans do" -- comes from what is perhaps an unidentifiable tragic drama (trag. adespota fr.435 Nauck, but not in Kannicht-Snell).
Keywords: daily life; ethics; geography; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 May 2000@12:00:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note and keyword) on 28 January 2001@05:43:57.
David Whitehead on 28 January 2001@05:44:48.
David Whitehead (modified keywords) on 28 January 2001@05:49:13.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaks) on 5 February 2012@04:38:21.
David Whitehead on 17 August 2012@04:55:31.


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