El hombre es el lobo del hombre

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by peacewuzhere, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Qué significa esta frase en inglés? "El hombre es el lobo del hombre"

    Es una frase de Hobbes.

    Gracias.
     
  2. rOAlgo Member

    Santiago-Chile
    spanish
    si es que la entiendo correctamente, puede ser "a man is his own enemy"
     
  3. ComoSeDice44 Member

    Texas
    United States / English
  4. aah sí, lo entiendo. muchas gracias a uds!
     
  5. GreenWhiteBlue

    GreenWhiteBlue Senior Member

    New York
    USA - English
    The sentence is quoted by Hobbes, but it is much more ancient than that; we find it in the Asinaria of Plautus as homo homini lupus.

    In context in Hobbes, we find these sentences:
    Hobbes had earlier noted that the Romans rejected the idea of having a king, because they thought kings were like ravenous beasts -- but that there was no beast more dangerous, and more given to eating up other nations, than the Roman state, even without a king.
     

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