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Headword: Αἱ Χάριτες γυμναί
Adler number: alphaiota,386
Translated headword: the Graces (are) naked
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. This proverbial phrase is used] because it is necessary to give favors simply and openly; or because those who lack the gifts of the Graces are deprived of their own adornment.
Greek Original:
Αἱ Χάριτες γυμναί: ὅτι δεῖ ἀφελῶς καὶ φανερῶς χαρίζεσθαι: ἢ ὅτι οἱ ἀχάριστοι τὸν ἑαυτῶν κόσμον περιῄρηνται.
Note:
Zenobius 1.36; cf. chi 123 in which there are variants for the text here.
Keywords: art history; clothing; daily life; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; mythology; proverbs; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 11 February 2003@14:58:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 12 February 2003@05:34:20.
Jennifer Benedict (modified translation) on 15 March 2008@04:06:40.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 17 May 2012@09:25:17.

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