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Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν -> Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.

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divine law: P. and V. ὁσία, ἡ.

human law: P. and V. νόμος, ὁ.

ordinance: P. and V. νόμιμον, τό, or pl., θεσμός, ὁ (rare P.).

equality is man's law: V. τὸ γὰρ ἴσον νόμιμον ἀνθρώποις ἔφυ (Eur., Phoenissae 538).

since it is a law of nature for the weaker to be kept down by the stronger: P. ἀεὶ καθεστῶτος τὸν ἥσσω ὑπὸ τοῦ δυνατωτέρου κατείργεσθαι (Thuc. 1, 76).

make laws: of a people making their own laws, P. and V. νόμον τίθεσθαι; of a legislator: P. and V. νόμον τιθέναι. P. νομοθετεῖν, V. θεσμοποεῖν.

break the law, v.: P. παρανομεῖν.

enjoy good laws: P. εὐνομεῖσθαι.

enjoyment of good laws, substantive: Ar. and P. εὐνομία, ἡ.

lay down the law, domineer, v.; P. and V. δεσπόζειν, τυραννεύειν.

bring to law: P. εἰς δικαστήριον ἄγειν, V. πρὸς τὴν δίκην ἄγω, πρὸς τὴν δίκην ἄγειν.

go to law: Ar. and P. δικάζεσθαι.

go to law against: P. ἀντιδικεῖν πρός (acc.), ἀγωνίζεσθαι πρός (acc.), Ar. and P. δικάζεσθαι (dat.).

the laws of health: P. τὸ ὑγιεινόν.

the laws of nature: P. τὰ τῆς φύσεως.