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Headword: Γνῶθι σαυτόν
Adler number: gamma,333
Translated headword: know thyself
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A saying of Chilon.[1] The proverb is applied to those whose boasts exceed what they are.[2]
Greek Original:
Γνῶθι σαυτόν: ἀπόφθεγμα Χίλωνος. τάττεται δὲ ἡ παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν ὑπὲρ ὅ εἰσι κομπαζόντων.
Notes:
From a scholion on Plato Philebus 48C, where the saying appears, as being from Delphi (web address 1); for this cf. gamma 334.
[1] An early Spartan sage renowned for pithy remarks: see chi 311.
[2] cf. Diogenianus 2.10 and other paroemiographers; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1992.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; daily life; ethics; geography; philosophy; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 August 2002@01:02:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 13 August 2002@03:08:44.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 10 June 2012@04:28:31.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 10 June 2012@17:30:17.
David Whitehead (note typo) on 11 June 2012@03:06:36.
David Whitehead on 17 August 2012@07:11:47.

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