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Ἦθος ἀνθρώπῳ δαίμων -> A man's character is his fate
Heraclitus, fr. B 119 Diels

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P. and V. πρόσχημα, τό, πρόβλημα, τό. Excuse: P. and V. πρόφασις, ἡ, σκῆψις, ἡ. Occasion: P. and V. ἀφορμή, ἡ. On a small pretext: V. ἐκ σμικροῦ λόγου. Urge as a pretext, v.: P. and V. σκήπτειν (mid. in P.), προβάλλειν (mid. also P.), προὔχεσθαι, προΐστασθαι (Eur., Cycl. 319), P. προφασίζεσθαι, προΐσχεσθαι, V. προτείνειν.