Posted by Bob on July 21, 2001
In Reply to: Jove posted by Steve on July 21, 2001
: The phrase "Even Jove nods," meaning, more or less, "Everyone makes mistakes," is well-known. But I can find no hint of its origin. The classic Roman writer Horace said, more or less, "Even great Homer nods," but who upped the ante to Jove I just dunno. Any ideas?
The common phrase is "even Homer nods," and I don't know if I'd want to risk thunderbolt retribution by dissing Jove. Haven't heard it.