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Headword: Οὐ λόγων ἀγορὰ δεῖται Ἑλλάδος, ἀλλ' ἔργων
Adler number: omicron,906
Translated headword: Greece's market is in need not of words but of deeds
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to braggarts.
Greek Original:
Οὐ λόγων ἀγορὰ δεῖται Ἑλλάδος, ἀλλ' ἔργων: ἐπὶ τῶν κομπαζόντων.
Notes:
A variant of something already proverbial ('they say') in Herodas 7.49-50 (which has coppers rather than deeds); nevertheless, neither version is in the paroemiographers.
Roman and later parallels in Tosi [cited under alpha 378] no.2079.
Keywords: daily life; economics; ethics; geography; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 October 2001@06:36:49.
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Catharine Roth (set status) on 7 February 2004@22:22:08.
David Whitehead (supplied note) on 8 February 2004@05:11:13.
David Whitehead on 16 August 2012@07:55:01.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2013@06:25:13.

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