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Headword: Ἐν τριόδῳ εἰμὶ λογισμῶν
Adler number: epsilon,1489
Translated headword: I am at a crossroads in my calculations
Vetting Status: high
A proverbial saying in reference to matters which are unclear and uncertain. For he who has reached a crossroads does not know which road to take.
Greek Original:
Ἐν τριόδῳ εἰμὶ λογισμῶν: παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν ἀδήλων καὶ ἀμφιβόλων πραγμάτων. ἐπειδὴ γὰρ ὁ ἐν τριόδῳ γενόμενος οὐκ οἶδε ποίᾳ χρήσεται ὁδῷ.
Theognis 911; Plato, Laws 799C; Zenobius 3.78; etc.
'Crossroads' sounds natural in English, but note that the Greek has triodos, literally a three-road junction. (cf. Oedipus' murder of his father 'where three wagon-tracks meet': Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 716).
Keywords: daily life; imagery; mythology; philosophy; poetry; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 November 2002@07:49:42.
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Catharine Roth on 28 November 2002@11:58:29.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 18 October 2003@09:55:28.
David Whitehead on 30 August 2012@09:02:03.
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