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Headword: Εἰ φίλου χρῄζεις ὑπουργίας
Adler number: epsiloniota,340
Translated headword: if you need a friend's services
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those with a noble spirit. For when Antisthenes was ill Diogenes said something like this before handing him a dagger.
Greek Original:
Εἰ φίλου χρῄζεις ὑπουργίας: ἐπὶ τῶν γενναίαν ψυχὴν ἐχόντων. ἀρρωστοῦντι γὰρ Ἀντισθένει ξιφίδιον δέδωκε Διογένης εἰπὼν τοιοῦτον λόγιον.
Cf. Julian, Letter 6, 181B Hertlein; see already under alpha 2723.
Keywords: biography; daily life; ethics; medicine; philosophy; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 April 2003@08:58:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 31 July 2003@02:19:50.
David Whitehead (modified headword) on 15 June 2004@04:28:52.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2012@06:56:31.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 30 November 2012@21:29:04.


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