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Headword: Ναὶ μὰ τόν
Adler number: nu,97
Translated headword: yes by the ...
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"The noble man used to rebuke one who erred and reproach one who acted unjustly and restrain him from his injustice with paternal -- [saying] 'yes by the ...' -- frankness."
Greek Original:
Ναὶ μὰ τόν: ἁμαρτάνοντι ἐπέπληττε καὶ ἀδικοῦντα ἤλεγχε καὶ ἀνέστειλε τοῦ ἀδικεῖν πατρικῇ, ναὶ μὰ τόν, ὁ γενναῖος τῇ παρρησίᾳ.
Notes:
Attribution uncertain: has been claimed for both Aelian (fr. 200 Hercher, 202 Domingo-Forasté) and Damascius (Life of Isidore fr. 18 Zintzen = 236 Asmus, 15B Athanassiadi).
For the elliptical expression, cf. nu 96, nu 98, nu 350, mu 292.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 December 2003@00:51:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added a keyword) on 9 December 2003@03:12:10.
Catharine Roth (modified translation, augmented note) on 22 February 2004@01:22:50.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 22 November 2005@12:03:07.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 18 October 2012@01:44:14.
David Whitehead on 5 June 2013@05:17:10.

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