Friday, February 10, 2012

Greek proverb: μητρυιὴ πέλει ἡμέρα

Here's a saying from Apostolius, C2.25, with a Latin version from Clavis Homerica. The image is from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Bess Livings. Here are some more Apostolius proverbs.

Ἄλλοτε μητρυιὴ πέλει ἡμέρα, ἄλλοτε μήτηρ.
Ipsa dies quandoque parens, quandoque noverca.
Sometimes the day is your mother, sometimes your stepmother.