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Headword: Γνῶθι σαυτὸν
Adler number: gamma,334
Translated headword: know thyself
Vetting Status: high
["Know thyself"] and "re-stamp the currency":[1] precepts of the Delphic oracle. That is, [respectively,] pay no attention to the opinion of the multitude and revalue not the truth but the accepted custom.
Greek Original:
Γνῶθι σαυτὸν καὶ τὸ νόμισμα παραχάραξον, παραγγέλματα Πυθικά. τουτέστι τῆς τῶν πολλῶν δόξης ὑπερόρα καὶ παραχάραττε μὴ τὴν ἀλήθειαν, ἀλλὰ τὸ νόμισμα.
Julian, Oration 7, p.211 bc.
See already gamma 333 for the first of these precepts.
[1] See LSJ under παραχαράσσω (web address 1). On the two senses of νόμισμα , see nu 466.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; ethics; imagery; philosophy; proverbs; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 August 2002@01:14:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 13 August 2002@03:14:12.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 10 June 2012@04:30:11.


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