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Constantinus Philo
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sumptus facere ne differ. How would one translate this? This is supposed to be the Latin translation of a verse from the so-called seven Sages' oracles which says something like δαπανῶν ἔρχου. The Latin translation says something different though.
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“Don’t put off making expenditures” “Don’t defer expenses,” rendering Δαπανῶν ἄρχου (not ἔρχου) "Begin spending" "Make a start on spending," usually taken as meaning “Govern expenses." #72 in Stobaeus’ collection of "Delphic" maxims.

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thankz
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