Friday, September 06, 2019
To preserve the way of life passed down by men of old.Cf. Polybius 15.4.11 (on Scipio Africanus; tr. Ian Scott-Kilvert):
traditum ab antiquis morem servare.
[He] set himself to uphold 'the noble traditions of our fathers', as the saying is.
ἐπειράθη διαφυλάξαι κατὰ τὴν παροιμίαν "πατέρων εὖ κείμενα ἔργα."