Friday, September 06, 2019



Horace, Satires 1.4.117 (my translation):
To preserve the way of life passed down by men of old.

traditum ab antiquis morem servare.
Cf. Polybius 15.4.11 (on Scipio Africanus; tr. Ian Scott-Kilvert):
[He] set himself to uphold 'the noble traditions of our fathers', as the saying is.

ἐπειράθη διαφυλάξαι κατὰ τὴν παροιμίαν "πατέρων εὖ κείμενα ἔργα."

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