aleator classicus

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Diogenianus, Proverbs 1.29

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Ἀρκάδας μιμούμενος· ἐπὶ τῶν ἄλλως πονούντων. πολλὰ γὰρ οἱ Ἀρκάδες πολεμήσαντες οὐδεμίαν νίκην ἰδίαν πώποτε ἔσχον.

“Imitating the Arcadians”: used of those who toil in vain. For the Arcadians made war a lot, but never won any victory for themselves.

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April 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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