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Headword: μὲν κλέος ἠδὲ καὶ ἦσθα
Adler number: eta,291
Translated headword: such was [your] renown and so were you
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proverb in reference to those who are similar to the report about them.
Greek Original:
Ἦ μὲν κλέος ἠδὲ καὶ ἦσθα: παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν ὁμοίων τῇ περὶ αὐτῶν φήμῃ.
Notes:
Also but more intelligibly -- with the correlatives ᾗ μέν and ᾗ δέ -- in Hesychius (eta456) and Photius (Lexicon eta149).
Not in the paroemiographers.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 August 2006@22:58:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and note; added a keyword) on 23 August 2006@04:21:04.
David Whitehead (expanded note; tweaking) on 16 December 2012@07:38:00.
David Whitehead (coding) on 23 April 2016@06:04:45.
Catharine Roth (betacode cosmeticules) on 23 April 2016@18:35:03.

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