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Headword: *(apaloi\ qermolousi/ais, a(broi\ malqakeuni/ais
Adler number: alpha,2885
Translated headword: soft men in hot baths [and] delicate men in soft beds
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A saying] in reference to those who are dissipating [their energies] in luxury and delicacy.
Greek Original:
*(apaloi\ qermolousi/ais, a(broi\ malqakeuni/ais: e)pi\ tw=n u(po\ trufh=s kai\ a(bro/thtos diarreo/ntwn.
(Repeated at mu 107.) Same entry in other lexica. The headword phrase itself is Comica adespota fr. 56 Kock, now 555 K.-A.; proverbial in the paroemiographers.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 November 2000@00:50:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation) on 29 November 2000@05:38:29.
William Hutton (Modified translation, added keyword) on 29 November 2000@11:38:05.
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword) on 16 August 2002@08:15:42.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword; tweaking) on 22 March 2012@07:23:54.
David Whitehead on 28 December 2014@09:19:14.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 14 July 2015@00:31:42.


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