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Headword: *)/anqrwpos a)nqrw/pou daimo/nion
Adler number: alpha,2536
Translated headword: man (is) man's divinity
Vetting Status: high
A proverb in reference to those who are unexpectedly saved by a man and who are popular because of them.[1]
Also [sc. attested are the phrases] 'a man [like the] Euripos', 'fortune [like the] Euripos', 'thought [like the] Euripos'. In reference to men who easily change and are unstable.[2]
Greek Original:
*)/anqrwpos a)nqrw/pou daimo/nion: paroimi/a e)pi\ tw=n a)prosdokh/tws u(po\ a)nqrw/pou sw|zome/nwn kai\ di' au)tw=n eu)dokimou/ntwn. kai\ *)/anqrwpos *eu)/ripos, *tu/xh *eu)/ripos, *dia/noia *eu)/ripos. e)pi\ tw=n r(a=|sta metaballome/nwn kai\ a)staqmh/twn a)nqrw/pwn.
[1] Zenobius 1.91, etc.; Tosi [cited under alpha 378] no.425.
[2] Again at delta 674 and tau 1234; and also in Photius. On proverbial uses (of this kind) of the Euripos straits, between Euboia (epsilon 3696) and Boiotia/Attica, see generally D. Whitehead, Hypereides: the forensic speeches (Oxford 2000) 421-3.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; geography; imagery; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 2 July 2000@22:32:43.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords) on 9 March 2001@09:23:32.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 23 July 2003@05:04:39.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 March 2012@08:44:38.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2012@03:38:32.


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