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Headword: Ἱππόλυτον μιμήσομαι
Adler number: iota,563
Translated headword: I will copy Hippolytus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those professing self-control.
Greek Original:
Ἱππόλυτον μιμήσομαι: ἐπὶ τῶν σωφροσύνην ἐπαγγελλομένων.
Notes:
(Entry out of alphabetical order.)
cf. Diogenianus 5.32 and other paroemiographers.
Hippolytus/Hippolytos, son of Theseus, became a byword for self-control by resisting the amorous advances of his stepmother Phaedra. See further OCD(4) s.v. Hippolytus(1).
Keywords: daily life; ethics; gender and sexuality; mythology; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 August 2001@06:41:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 27 August 2001@00:55:19.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 17 September 2002@08:17:49.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 14 January 2013@07:16:29.
David Whitehead on 28 January 2014@04:16:09.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2014@03:53:47.

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