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Headword: Μὴ κινεῖν κακὸν εὖ κείμενον
Adler number: mu,906
Translated headword: don't move a well-placed evil
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those stirring up troubles for themselves out of ignorance.
Greek Original:
Μὴ κινεῖν κακὸν εὖ κείμενον: ἐπὶ τῶν ἑαυτοῖς ἐξ ἀγνοίας πράγματα ἐγειρόντων.
Apostolius 11.44 and other paroemiographers; and cf. Plato, Philebus 15C (and Hyperides fr. 30 Jensen). "Let sleeping dogs lie."
See also mu 905.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; philosophy; proverbs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 August 2006@07:46:08.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 7 August 2006@16:38:26.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 8 August 2006@03:12:50.
David Whitehead on 21 May 2013@06:31:51.


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