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#1 HappyAsHellas

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 07:58 PM

After a bit more scratching around after the last "proverb" thread I have come across a rather potentially interesting book. It is called a "Dictionary of Modern Greek Proverbs" and was written in 1832 by Alexander Negris who appears to be a professor of Greek literature. Most of the book is printed in English and as such is perfectly understandable. However, the Greek writing is in cursive text and I can't make out most of the authors abysmal hand writing. I can only conclude that the book printers ( a company here in Edinburgh ), never had Greek letters and so resorted to this strange method. The book is freely available online so if someone can possibly read it all then it may be of interest.





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Posted 20 August 2017 - 08:04 PM

This is the actual link to the book https://books.google...epage&q&f=false

 

Now, it's debatable whether these proverbs are "modern" as the book was written in 1832 - even though most of these proverbs are still in use. The proverbs are aalso written in Katharevousa (which is a purist/made up form of modern Greek used in the 1800s and early 1900s for most literary writing).

 

Good find nonetheless  ;)






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