(Plautus, Pseudolous 260)
Pron = rehm AHK-tahm AH-ghis
You are doing something (that has already been ) done.
Comment: This is either a scolding (you are doing something that's already been finished!), or this is a humbling reminder. As much as I love creative and ingenious activity, it reminds me that the vast majority of human activity is a repeat, a cycle, a circle, a pattern that we keep repeating. Until we learn. So that we can learn. So that we can point a finger and say: look, this is wisdom.
So, sitting around (our computers) and repeating proverbs is something that has been done before. :)
(Used with permission)
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