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Headword: *eu)metabolw/teros koqo/rnou
Adler number: epsilon,3582
Translated headword: more changeable than a kothornos
Vetting Status: high
A kothornos [is] a type of footwear, fitting both feet. Whence the Athenians used to call Theramenes, the one in the time of the Thirty, "Kothornos." The proverb[1] is accordingly [used] in reference to those who are constantly changing.
Greek Original:
*eu)metabolw/teros koqo/rnou: ko/qornos ei)=dos u(podh/matos, e(kate/rois posi\n a(rmo/zon. o(/qen kai\ *qhrame/nhn, to\n e)pi\ tw=n *tria/konta, *ko/qornon e)ka/loun oi( *)aqhnai=oi. e)pi\ tw=n ou)=n sunexw=s metaballome/nwn h( paroimi/a.
For Theramenes see theta 342; and see also kappa 1909.
[1] cf. Zenobius 3.93, Diogenianus 4.72, etc.
A.A. Bryant, "Greek Shoes in the Classical Period," Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 10 (1899) 57-102
K.K. Smith, "The Use of the High-Soled Shoe or Buskin in Greek Tragedy of the Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C.," Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 16 (1905) 121-64
Keywords: biography; chronology; clothing; daily life; ethics; history; imagery; proverbs; stagecraft
Translated by: George Pesely on 22 October 2000@20:22:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; minor cosmetics) on 27 March 2001@04:56:38.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 28 February 2003@09:29:25.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; more keywords; cosmetics) on 7 November 2012@08:29:44.


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