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Headword: Γλώσσῃ σὺ δεινός
Adler number: gamma,300
Translated headword: you are terrific with your tongue
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
["You are terrific with your tongue;] but I know no just man who speaks well from every [angle]"; that is, who wants to appear to be saying just things from every [angle].
Greek Original:
Γλώσσῃ σὺ δεινός: ἄνδρα δ' οὐδέν' οἶδ' ἐγὼ δίκαιον, ὅστις ἐξ ἅπαντος εὖ λέγει: οἷον βουλόμενος ἐκ παντὸς δοκεῖν δίκαια λέγειν.
Note:
Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 806-7 (web address 1 below), with (somewhat cynical) comment from the scholia there.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; ethics; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 July 2002@12:21:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; cosmetics) on 31 July 2002@03:17:23.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 8 June 2012@05:12:27.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 9 September 2012@22:59:37.

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