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.

  2. rOAlgo Member

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

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

    GreenWhiteBlue Senior Member

    The City of 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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