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Headword: *)en ga\r a)mhxani/h| kai\ *karki/nos e)/mmore timh=s
Adler number: epsilon,1147
Translated headword: for in a hopeless situation even Karkinos got his share of honour
Vetting Status: high
[A proverbial phrase] in reference to nonentities who are thought worthy of honour through some accident.
Greek Original:
*)en ga\r a)mhxani/h| kai\ *karki/nos e)/mmore timh=s: e)pi\ tw=n eu)telw=n tw=n dia\ peripe/teia/n tina timh=s a)cioume/nwn.
This plus epsilon 1154 (q.v.) = Comica adespota frs. 51-52 Kock, now combined as 951 Kassel-Austin; cf. Zenobius 3.77, Apostolius 7.16, etc.
For this type of saying see also under epsilon 1112.
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 November 2002@06:40:47.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 28 November 2002@11:45:10.
David Whitehead on 22 August 2012@07:36:29.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@05:48:47.
David Whitehead on 9 January 2016@08:41:05.


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