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  • proper noun An Ancient Greek name, particularly borne by a 6th century Ancient Greek poet from Megara.


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From Ancient Greek Θέογνις (Theognis).


  • Anacreon, Agathon and Pindar affected it and Theognis sang of a

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Nietzsche quickly established his own academic reputation through his published essays on Aristotle, Theognis and Simonides.

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • Interestingly, an alternative version of the myth was presented by Theognis of Megara.

    Do We Have to Choose Between Hope and Reality?

  • But Theognis 169, ‘Whomso the god honour, even a man inclined to blame praiseth him’, is much nearer.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • The sympotic elegies of Theognis of Megara and two Socratic dialogues, Plato's Symposium and Xenophon's Symposium all describe symposia in the original sense.

    What is a symposium? Vocabulary and Reading in the Horizon Project

  • You will ask what the conclusion is, and what I am seeking to prove: I maintain that the divine legislator of Crete, like any other who is worthy of consideration, will always and above all things in making laws have regard to the greatest virtue; which, according to Theognis, is loyalty in the hour of danger, and may be truly called perfect justice.


  • The objections which they bring from the two kinds of discourse, one of which is mental, the other like the gift of Mercury expressed in words or interpretative of the former, are so frivolous, that they are best answered by laughter or silence; and we may quote the old saying, “I knew this before Theognis arose.”

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • They esteem indeed Theognis to have been a man altogether of a base and abject spirit, for saying, as one overfearful in regard to poverty, which is an indifferent thing: —

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • How comes it to pass then, said he, Theognis that thou thyself being so poor pratest and gratest our ears in this manner?

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • (Theognis, vs. 432,) Nor did Socrates give physic to the body; indeed he purged the mind of secret corruption.

    Essays and Miscellanies


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