Saturday, February 4, 2012

Greek proverb: Αἱ Ἰβύκου γέρανοι

Here's a saying from Apostolius, C1.85, with a Latin version from Clavis Homerica. The image shows Die Kraniche des Ibycus. Here are some more Apostolius proverbs.

Αἱ Ἰβύκου γέρανοι.
Ibyci grues.
The cranes of Ibycus.

This refers to the story of how the cranes avenged the death of the poet Ibycus, which you can read about at Wikipedia, and there is also a poem by Schiller: The Cranes of Ibycus.