Monday, February 3, 2014

Greek proverb: ἄλλοι δ᾽ ἀμήσονται

Here's a saying from Apostolius, C2.24, with a Latin version from Clavis Homerica. The image is from Marcel Douwe Dekker at Flickr. Here are some more Apostolius proverbs.

Ἄλλοι μὲν σπείρουσι, ἄλλοι δ᾽ ἀμήσονται.
Alii serunt, alii metent.
There are those who sow, others who will reap.

Erasmus provides this Latin rendering: Alius sementem fecit, alius messem.
He comments: in eos, qui aliena possident quiue ex alienis laboribus sibi gloriam comparant - for those who take other people's things or who get glory for themselves from other people's hard work.