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  • As you learn in Classics 101, the ancient Greek word for work was ponos, derived from the same root as the Latin poena, meaning “sorrow.”


  • In this respect the concept of homeostasis recalls the Hippocratic view that disease involves not only suffering (pathos) but also work (ponos).


  • [559] "Allusio ad Homericum [Greek: epei ponos allos epeigei.]"

    Plutarch's Morals

  • {Pheugein dê ton Erôta kenos ponos.} -- _Archias_.

    Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age

  • In Spetza and Hydra a peculiarly painful, feverish disease, named ponos (pain), which has for its basis consumptive tendencies, appears towards the end of the first year, rarely towards the third or fourth, more common among boys than girls, seizing more particularly upon the children of consumptive parents with lymphatic, weak constitutions.

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples

  • The term is translated in the Septuagint, anomia adikia, and occasionally ponos kopos.

    Christian Doctrine of Sin

  • It's a case of _ponos ponoo ponon pherei_, as Percival said when I told him about you and Eden.

    St. Winifred's, or The World of School

  • Martha_T: Vi ste najbolji, srpski junak, naå¡ ponos i radost!

    The Full Feed from

  • A za Todorovica i Trifunovica svaka im cast da su se spustili na toliko niske grane gde ni ponos ni stav im vise nije vazan nego samo novac.

    Film School Rejects - Latest Comments

  • [1428] cf.M. Aurelius II.xi. ho gar cheiro me poiei anthropon, pos de touto bion anthropou cheiro poieseien; ... thanatos de ge kai zoe doxa kai adoxia, ponos kai hedone, ploutos kai penia, panta tauta epises sumbainei anthropon tois te agathois kai tois kakois, oute kala onta oute aischra; out 'ar' agatha oute kaka esti.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works


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