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Gnomic Literature and Wisdom


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Ethical precepts and practical advice are embedded in many ancient Greek and Roman genres, from epic poetry and drama to history, letters, and philosophy. “Gnomic” wisdom—from Greek gnōmē, “saying, thought”—is ...

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