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Headword: Οὔκ εἰμι τούτων τῶν ἡρώων
Adler number: omicron,895
Translated headword: I am not one of these heroes
Vetting Status: high
This [sc. proverb] is applied to those wishing to do good; for heroes [were/are] ready to harm rather than to benefit.
Greek Original:
Οὔκ εἰμι τούτων τῶν ἡρώων: αὕτη τέτακται ἐπὶ τῶν βουλομένων εὖ ποιεῖν: οἱ γὰρ ἥρωες κακοῦν ἕτοιμοι μᾶλλον ἢ εὐεργετεῖν.
cf. Zenobius 5.60 (citing Menander) and other paroemiographers.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; ethics; mythology; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 October 2009@07:18:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 30 October 2009@10:33:05.
David Whitehead (augmented note; another keyword) on 30 October 2009@10:46:13.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2013@06:00:52.


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