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Headword: Γλυκὺς ἀπείρῳ πόλεμος
Adler number: gamma,317
Translated headword: sweet (is) war to an inexperienced man
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who are eager for dangers because of inexperience.
Greek Original:
Γλυκὺς ἀπείρῳ πόλεμος: ἐπὶ τῶν ὑπὸ ἀπειρίας πρὸς τὰ ἐπικίνδυνα προθυμούντων.
Note:
From the opening of Pindar fr.110 Snell-Maehler (in the form γλυκὺ δὲ πόλεμος ἀπείροισιν , "a sweet thing [is] war, to the inexperienced"); cf. Diogenianus 3.94 and other paroemiographers.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; imagery; military affairs; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 15 July 2002@00:24:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords) on 15 July 2002@06:15:32.
David Whitehead (expanded note; tweaks) on 21 August 2009@08:01:02.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 8 June 2012@07:03:22.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 3 April 2016@23:41:36.
David Whitehead (further tweaks; another keyword) on 4 April 2016@02:47:59.

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