Thursday, November 16, 2017
Use Your Noggin
Don't get drunk or trust your neighbour; there's the kernel of good sense.More literally, μέμνασ᾽ ἀπιστεῖν = remember to be mistrustful.
νᾶφε καὶ μέμνασ᾽ ἀπιστεῖν· ἄρθρα ταῦτα τᾶν φρενῶν.
Quoted by Cicero, Letters to Atticus 1.19.8, where the Greek in the Digital Loeb Classical Library has an incorrect accent (grave instead of acute over ἄρθρα):
I think that this is fragment 218 in R. Kassel and C. Austin, edd., Poetae Comici Graeci, Vol. I: Comoedia Dorica, Mimi, Phlyaces, but the book isn't available to me.
Labels: typographical and other errors