Appletree Press | Future Projects | Greek Proverbs
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Published: Spring 1999
Size: 177 x 125mm Hardback
Proverbs and traditional sayings are a link between the present and the past. Their imagery draws upon ways and lifestyles that have been eroded by industrialisation and urban life. Yet they do not lose their potency because what matters is not the precise form of words, but the irony or wisdom captured when the phrase was first coined.
This little book of Greek Proverbs offers a wide selection, in English and Greek, of wise and witty phrases from the pens of the ancients, each of them with a continuing relevance today. Aristotle, Homer, Menander, Aeschylus, Archimedes, Sophocles and Aristophanes are among those whose words are included.
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