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Headword: *ne/ois me\n e)/rga
Adler number: nu,263
Translated headword: young men should act (but) their elders advise
Vetting Status: high
[no gloss]
Greek Original:
*ne/ois me\n e)/rga, boula\s de\ geraite/roisin.
A truncated version (also in Appendix Proverbiorum 4.6) of an axiom attributed by Hyperides (fr. 57 Jensen) to Hesiod: e)/rga ne/wn, boulai\ de\ me/swn, eu)xai\ de\ gero/ntwn, "Young men's acts, the middle-aged's advice, old men's prayers".
Keywords: daily life; ethics; poetry; proverbs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 December 2000@10:26:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keywords, set status) on 10 December 2003@18:35:22.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 11 December 2003@02:45:47.
Catharine Roth (tweaked betacode, added keyword) on 29 December 2007@00:51:23.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 7 June 2013@05:55:00.
David Whitehead on 19 May 2016@04:33:00.


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