Wednesday, May 26, 2021


Kill Him

Plutarch, Life of Brutus 33.3 and Life of Pompey 77.4 (quoting Theodotus of Chios on Pompey; tr. Bernadotte Perrin):
A dead man does not bite.

νεκρὸς οὐ δάκνει.
Cf. Erasmus, Adages III vi 41 (mortui non mordent), who gives the Greek as οἱ τεθνηκότες οὐ δάκνουσιν.

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