Greek and English Proverbs


By Panos Karagiorgos

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Proverbs have been described as "the wisdom of many and the wit of one". Apart from being pleasurable to read, these gems of folklore contain keen observations of everyday life and provide an insight into human behaviour and character. Proverbs constitute a particular culture's popular philosophy of life. One can tell a people's character from that people's proverbs. As Francis Bacon said, "The genius, wit, and spirit of a nation are discovered in its proverbs".This collection contains over one thousand Greek and over one thousand English proverbs accompanied by their translations. The bilingual introduction relates the history, the origin, and the importance of proverbs. The book also includes a short chapter on the use of proverbs in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Modern Greek literature.

Greek and English Proverbs