Ancient Greek Proverbs, Written & Spoken - 3 Quotes from Delphi (with Audio)

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μηδὲν ἄγαν. Nothing in excess. (Or, perhaps, "Moderation in all things.")
γνῶθι σεαυτόν. Know yourself. ("Know thyself.") 
ἐγγύα πάρα δ' ἄτη. A pledge is near to ruin. ("Make a pledge, and mischief is nigh.")

These three Greek sayings were inscribed into the temple at Delphi (famous for its Delphic Oracle). I write them in Ancient Greek letters and pronounce them aloud, approximating the early pronunciation.

The first three lines include all phrases iin uppercase (the ancient monumental/epigraphic script). Below that, these same phrases are written in lowercase with diacritics (the common way of writing Ancient Greek).

For more information about writing Ancient Greek, check out my videos and pages on the Greek alphabet & script:
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