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Greek Proverbs : Sayings, quotations, proverbs - D.S. Baker

Greek Proverbs

Sayings, quotations, proverbs

By: Achille Theodoakis, D.S. Baker (Editor), Graham Smith (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 25th September 1998
ISBN: 9780862815561
Number Of Pages: 80

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Faced with the ups and downs of life, love, and fortune, the ancient Greeks shrugged their shoulders and quoted—or created—an apt proverb. Aristotle, for example, observed, “Democracy is the worst form of despotism.” Pindar instructed, “Praise old wine, but new poetry.” These proverbs are as earthy, direct, sharp, and vivid today as when they were first uttered. The best of these nuggets of wisdom and observation have been collected in this attractive gift book, which is delightfully and humorously illustrated in a Grecian mode. Each proverb is provided in both Ancient and Modern Greek alongside its English translation.

ISBN: 9780862815561
ISBN-10: 0862815568
Series: Sayings, quotations, proverbs
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: Greek , English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 25th September 1998
Publisher: Appletree Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 12.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25