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Headword: Μήτε πλαστὰν μήτε μιμηλάν
Adler number: mu,990
Translated headword: neither sculpted nor copied
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning neither a sculpted image nor a painted one.
Greek Original:
Μήτε πλαστὰν μήτε μιμηλάν: ἀντὶ τοῦ μήτε πλαστὴν εἰκόνα μήτε γραπτήν.
Note:
cf. Plutarch, Spartan Sayings 210D, where this is part of a dictum attributed to King Agesilaus (alpha 229): "let there be no image of me (sc. in the cities of Asia Minor) painted or sculpted or constructed"; and mu 1075. The saying is reported with Doric dialect forms.
Reference:
P.A. Cartledge, Agesilaos (1987) 342
Keywords: art history; biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; proverbs; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 August 2006@06:56:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, augmented note, set status) on 7 August 2006@17:30:23.
David Whitehead (added bibliography) on 8 August 2006@03:20:13.
David Whitehead on 22 May 2013@04:59:36.

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