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Headword: Γλῶσσα ποῖ πορεύῃ;
Adler number: gamma,296
Translated headword: o tongue where are you going?
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Answer: "to rebuild a city and to tear down a city"; the proverb [is used] in reference to those who are either helping or harming through their words.
Greek Original:
Γλῶσσα ποῖ πορεύῃ; ἀπόκρισις: πόλιν ἀνορθώσουσα καὶ πόλιν καταστρέψουσα: ἡ παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν διὰ λόγων ἢ ὠφελούντων ἢ βλαπτόντων.
Notes:
Tragica Adespota fr. 578; Zenobius 2.99, etc.; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.2054.
Again at pi 1904, pi 3100.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; imagery; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 July 2002@18:48:56.
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Catharine Roth (added reference) on 14 July 2002@01:09:02.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 July 2002@05:36:07.
David Whitehead (add x-refs) on 1 October 2002@07:08:31.
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 6 October 2002@01:30:08.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 8 June 2012@05:04:11.
David Whitehead on 16 August 2012@07:42:32.
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