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Headword: *)arxaio/tera th=s difqe/ras le/geis
Adler number: alpha,4076
Translated headword: you talk more old-fashioned than the hide
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those saying unsound and outdated things. For the hide is very old, [the one] on which Zeus supposedly wrote what things came into being.
Greek Original:
*)arxaio/tera th=s difqe/ras le/geis: e)pi\ tw=n saqra\ kai\ palaia\ lego/ntwn. h( ga\r difqe/ra pampa/laios, e)n h(=| dokei= o( *zeu\s a)pogra/fesqai ta\ geno/mena.
Comica Adespota fr. 564 Kock (but not in K.-A.); cf. Diogenianus 3.2, Macarius 2.48.
cf. zeta 39.
Keywords: chronology; comedy; daily life; mythology; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 April 2001@18:51:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 22 April 2001@07:08:10.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 25 August 2002@10:20:27.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 23 April 2012@05:34:10.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@05:11:16.
David Whitehead on 1 September 2015@02:54:40.


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