Thursday, March 12, 2020


Many a Little Makes a Mickle

Hesiod, Works and Days 362-363 (tr. M.L. West):
For if you lay down even a little on a little, and do this often, even that may well grow big.

εἰ γάρ κεν καὶ σμικρὸν ἐπὶ σμικρῷ καταθεῖο
καὶ θαμὰ τοῦτ᾽ ἔρδοις, τάχα κεν μέγα καὶ τὸ γένοιτο.
A popular quotation, if one can judge from Rzach's editio maior:

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