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Headword: *(hmiwbo/lion
Adler number: eta,346
Translated headword: half-obol
Vetting Status: high
And [there is] a proverb: Pases' half-obol, the one which Pases had and used to give to the sellers from whom he was seeking to buy, and it was found again in his possession. This Pases was a weak character, but he so excelled all men in magic that as a result of his spells they saw a lavish banquet and people serving as waiters -- and then it all vanished again.
Greek Original:
*(hmiwbo/lion. kai\ paroimi/a. to\ *pa/shtos h(miwbo/lion. o(/per e)/xwn o( *pa/shs e)di/dou toi=s pipra/skousi, par' w(=n h)/qelen w)nei=sqai, kai\ pa/lin par' au)tw=| eu(ri/sketo. ou(=tos o( *pa/shs malako\s me\n h)=n th\n fu/sin, pa/ntas de\ tou\s e)n magei/a| dienh/noxen, w(/ste e)k tw=n e)paoidiw=n au)tou= kai\ dei=pnon polutelh= o(ra=sqai kai\ diakonoume/nous tina/s, kai\ pa/lin a)fanh= pa/nta gi/nesqai.
See in full under pi 752, from which this material is copied.
For 'half-obol' see also alpha 2416, delta 1222, eta 345.
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; economics; ethics; food; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 November 2005@06:47:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 29 November 2005@11:32:54.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 30 November 2005@03:11:17.
David Whitehead on 17 December 2012@04:07:46.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 26 August 2018@22:16:55.


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