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Headword: Ἀργείους ὁρᾷς
Adler number: alpha,3770
Translated headword: you see Argives
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proverbial saying in reference to those who see keenly and astonishingly [well].
Greek Original:
Ἀργείους ὁρᾷς: παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν ἀτενῶς καὶ καταπληκτικῶς ὁρώντων.
Note:
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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