First of all, excuse my English, it's not my first language.
It seems that the popular saying ''I know that I know nothing'' from Socrates would be ΕΝ ΟΙΔΑ ΟΤΙ ΟΥΔΕΝ ΟΙΔΑ in ancient Greek. I am puzzled about the source of this saying. The closest source would be Plato's Apology I guess, but the sentence is nowhere to be found literally. I read here that the sentence is from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Philosophers, Book 2 sec. 32 (Thanks billberg23 !). But I checked an online version of the manuscript http://www.mikrosapoplous.gr/dl/dl02.html#sokratis
, under section 32 and I am unable to find that sentence (but keep in mind that I don't read Greek !). Did I missed it ? Is it just a different section system ? Did Diogenes wrote it in a different way ?
Second, I'm also thinking about a tattoo inspired by that saying (I guess I'm not the first one here to think about an ancient Greek tattoo lol). I would like to know, in the times of Socrates (around 469 BC–399 BC), how would it be written (by that I mean the form of the letters) ? Anyone has a font or consistent example ? Is it just really similar to modern capital letter Greek ? Would an archaic style fit ?
Also, for the purpose of the tattoo, I like the archaic lettering we sometime see. I saw the MgGreekArchaic font (http://www.magenta.gr/font_samples/mggreekarchaic.pdf
), but it is not exactly what I'm looking for. I also saw this example from vbd. :
that I like a lot. Would someone know where I could find this font ? Or if it is a private thing, could someone provide an example of what ΕΝ ΟΙΔΑ ΟΤΙ ΟΥΔΕΝ ΟΙΔΑ would look like ? And of course, if anybody has another cool font like that, please share haha !
I know that's a lot of questions ... but, thanks a lot in advance to anyone who could answer it !