Ἒστιν ὃ μὲν χείρων, ὃ δ' ἀμείνων ἔργον ἕκαστον· οὐδεὶς δ' ἀνθρώπων αὐτὸς ἅπαντα σοφός. (Theognis 901f.) -> One is worse, the other better at each deed, but no man is wise in all things.

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Ἒστιν ὃ μὲν χείρων, ὃ δ' ἀμείνων ἔργον ἕκαστον· οὐδεὶς δ' ἀνθρώπων αὐτὸς ἅπαντα σοφός.

"Each deed is the one better and the other worse, but no one of men is himself clever in all things."

"One thing is better than another but no man is wise in all things."

I don't think I quite have it.

THanks,
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Notice that χείρων and ἀμείνων are not neuter, but masculine.  So ἔργον ἕκαστον is not the subject, but an accusative of specification like ἅπαντα.  Finally, see para. 190, 191 in the back of the book for ὃ μὲν ... ὃ δέ.



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Ἒστιν ὃ μὲν χείρων, ὃ δ' ἀμείνων ἔργον ἕκαστον· οὐδεὶς δ' ἀνθρώπων αὐτὸς ἅπαντα σοφός.

"One is worse, the other better at each deed, but no man is wise in all things."






 

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