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Langue Grec
Auteur Dion Chrysostome
Références Nestor (discours 57), 12
Sujet A propos des personnes oreilles du Roi (de Perse)
Descripteurs roi; Perse; oreilles; espions;
Extrait Grec
(12) e? ??? ?ste ?t? t??? µ?? ?d??ta?? ?? ?e??µe??? ????? p??? a?t??? 
 ??e????? te????s? ?a? ??????? t?? ?????? ?? d? p??? t??? ßas???a? ta?? 
 d?µ?s?a?? ????as?? e??a?? ? ?at??a??. ??e? ??? t?? ???s?? ??te t???a 
 ??µ??? f????µ?? ??te ?t? t??? t????ta? ?????p??? pa?ta?? d??peµpe?,
 ?ta ßas????? ?a???µ?????, ?a? p??ta ??e????? ????e?? ?p?t?epe, d??? 
f???ttes?a? t? ßas????? ?ta p??? µ????? t?? ???s?? p?at????, 
 µ? t? d?s?e??? ????s? ?a? ß?aße???.
Traduction française
(12) For rest assured that, while words addressed to private persons pertain to those 
men themselves and to few others, words addressed to kings are like public prayers 
or imprecations. For that reason I believe the Persian king was especially unwise in 
being accustomed to dispatch in all directions ordinary persons, King's Ears as they 
were called, and to entrust them with the responsibility of listening to everything, it 
being necessary to protect the real ears of the king much more carefully than the 
golden plane-tree, to prevent their hearing anything disagreeable and harmful.

Trad. anglaise : J.W. COHOON - H. Lamar CROSBY, Dio Chrysostom.  
Vol. IV. London, Heinemann, 1946
Date : 18-12-2007

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