definition of a wise man

Subject: definition of a wise man
From: (John Leonard)
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 09:04:38 +1100 (EST)
Hesiod (7th Century BCE) in his Works and Days, lays down that a wise man

"be discerning of birds and shun trangressions"

(ornithas krinon kai huperbasias aleeinon)

well, I expect the poet was thinking of auguries when he mentioned birds.
The transgressions were probably things like going to Charcoal Tank without
telling anyone:-)


Dr John Leonard
PO Box 243, Woden,

"a major part of the work of praeter-modernity
will be the refabrication of authenticites."


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