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Meton

κόσμος σκηνή, ὁ βίος πάροδος· ἦλθες, εἶδες, ἀπῆλθες -> The world is a stage, life is a performance, you came, you saw, you departed
Democritus, fr. 115 D-K

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

Μέτων, -ωνος, ὁ.

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

Mĕton: or Mĕto, ōnis, m., = Μέτων,
I a celebrated Athenian astronomer, who discovered the cycle of nineteen years, at the end of which the new and full moons again fall on the same days, Avien. Prognost. 48; Aus. Epis. 2, 12.—Hence Cicero says, jestingly, of a debtor named Meton, who promised to pay in a year's time: quando iste Metonis annus veniet? Cic. Att. 12, 3, 2; cf. id. ib. 12, 51, 3.

Latin > German (Georges)

Metōn, ōnis, m. (Μέτων), berühmter athenischer Astronom, der zur Ausgleichung der Sonnen- u. Mondbahn einen Zyklus von 19 Jahren einführte, Avien. progn. 48. Auson. ep. 2, 12. p. 158 Schenkl. – Dah. scherzh., mit Anspielung auf den Zyklus des Meton als langen Zeitraum, Cicero über seinen säumigen Schuldner Meton quando iste Metonis annus veniet? Cic. ad Att. 12, 3, 2; vgl. 12, 51, 3.