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Ὁ δ' ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ -> The unexamined life is not worth living
Plato, Apology of Socrates 38a

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Story: P. and V. λόγος, ὁ, μῦθος, ὁ.

Hearsay: P. ἀκοή, ἡ.

Memory: P. and V. μνήμη, ἡ.

Hand down by tradition, v.: P. and V. παραδιδόναι.

Handing down by tradition: P. παράδοσις, ἡ.

Those who have received the clearest accounts by tradition from their predecessors: P. οἱ τὰ σαφέστατα... μνήμῃ παρὰ τῶν πρότερον δεδεγμένοι (Thuc. 1, 9).

The earliest of those whom we know by tradition: P. παλαίτατος ὧν ἀκοῇ ἴσμεν (Thuc. 1, 4).

The traditions of our fathers, which we possess as a heritage coeval with our years, no reasoning shall overthrow: V. πατρίους παραδοχὰς ἅς θʼ ὁμήλικας χρόνῳ κεκτήμεθ οὐδεὶς αὐτὰ καταβαλεῖ λόγος (Eur., Bacch. 201).