Talk:Publilius Syrus

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Probably after Euripides, but maybe worth mentioning in his article anyway, Pubilius Syrus in Maxim 911 said: "Whom Fortune wishes to destroy she first makes mad."


  • “Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings.”


A problem with the Sentences is it's been edited so many times that an "original" version is quite hard to come by, but it's fairly clear that some of the original latin quotes given even in the verified section are at least misnumbered. As far as we know, the original was published alphabetized, so listing them in numerical order should also produce an alphabetized listing. — OttoMäkelä (talk) 17:35, 10 February 2021 (UTC)

  • More specifically, could "He who helps the guilty, shares the crime", given as Maxim 139 actually be a loose translation of Maxim 407, "Iudex damnatur ubi nocens absolvitur" (translated here as "The judge is condemned when the guilty is absolved")? — OttoMäkelä (talk) 17:40, 10 February 2021 (UTC)