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Headword: *ai)go\s tro/pon
Adler number: alphaiota,69
Translated headword: goat-fashion, like a goat
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who bring an evil on themselves. From a Corinthian proverb, "The nanny-goat giving the knife."[1]
Greek Original:
*ai)go\s tro/pon: e)pi\ tw=n e(autoi=s e)pifero/ntwn kako/n. a)po\ *korinqiakh=s paroimi/as, h( ai)\c dou=sa th\n ma/xairan.
Photius' version of the entry is fuller: the complete phrase, from an unattributable fragment of Attic Comedy, is "goat-fashion I dug up a knife for myself".
[1] The full story appears at alphaiota 235; alphaiota 236 was copied from here.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; geography; proverbs; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 October 2002@22:16:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keyword) on 7 October 2002@03:14:48.
David Whitehead (alternative headword) on 15 June 2004@07:59:45.
Catharine Roth (typo, status) on 15 June 2004@11:27:25.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 11 May 2012@06:14:31.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 11 May 2012@06:25:03.
David Whitehead on 23 June 2013@07:13:29.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 23 November 2015@02:58:46.


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