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Headword: Ἀργείους ὁρᾷς
Adler number: alpha,3770
Translated headword: you see Argives
Vetting Status: high
A proverbial saying in reference to those who see keenly and astonishingly [well].
Greek Original:
Ἀργείους ὁρᾷς: παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν ἀτενῶς καὶ καταπληκτικῶς ὁρώντων.
Also in some of the later paroemiographers. In Appendix Proverbiorum 3.35 and Macarius 2.38 the Suda's explanation appears alongside another one, about suspicions of theft (said to be a charge comically levelled at Argives -- cf. alpha 3771). Additionally, the App.Prov. quotes Sophocles fr.201h (from the Eriphyle), where the phrase seems to originate.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; geography; medicine; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 August 2001@20:20:32.
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David Whitehead (added keyword) on 12 August 2001@05:47:16.
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