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Headword: Μετὰ γὰρ νοσούντων μαίνεσθαι καλόν
Adler number: mu,685
Translated headword: for [it is] fine to be mad with those who are sick
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial saying arising] because one should conform to current circumstances. Similar to 'he who does not join the mad in their madness is the madman'.
Greek Original:
Μετὰ γὰρ νοσούντων μαίνεσθαι καλόν: ὅτι χρὴ συνεξομοιοῦσθαι τοῖς παροῦσιν. ὅμοιον τῷ, ὁ μαινομένοις μὴ συμμαινόμενος, οὗτος μαίνεται.
Note:
Tragica adespota fr. 428; Comica adespota fr. 1287 Kock, but not in K.-A.; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1646.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; medicine; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 December 2002@10:18:41.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (set status) on 12 September 2003@16:08:04.
David Whitehead (cosmetic) on 15 September 2003@03:28:26.
David Whitehead on 17 August 2012@05:05:46.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2013@06:11:54.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@07:07:58.
David Whitehead on 18 May 2016@03:54:15.

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