Wunderbar ! Darf ich gratulieren ? Can you please tell me how you managed to find it ?
I had found a sentence in Aristophanes, Wasps, 1297 :
[face=SPIonic]Pai=da ga/r, ka)\n h)=| ge/rwn,
kalei=n di/kaion o(/stij plhga\j la/bh|[/face]
"Boy (with a play on the words [face=SPIonic]pai/j[/face] "boy, child" , "young slave"and [face=SPIonic]pai/w[/face] "to hit") is the right name of the one, even if he is old, who gets kicked."
A Menander-like sentence used in school, found in a papyrus:
[face=SPIonic]Filopo/nei, w)= pai=, mh\ darh=|j[/face]
"Work hard, boy, for not to be flayed"
And Aristotle said the same in a more polite manner (Politics, 1339 a 28 ) :
[face=SPIonic]meta\ lu/phj ga\r h( ma/qhsij[/face]
"For there is no learning without pain." (I would say in French : "car la douleur est le prix de l'instruction").
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on Thu Oct 16, 2003 7:31 am, edited 1 time in total.