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Headword: *kakh\ me\n o)/yis
Adler number: kappa,149
Translated headword: face [is] bad
Vetting Status: high
A clause of a proverbial saying. "The face [is] bad, but in [= behind] [it are] cowardly thoughts". Menander [uses the phrase] in Sicyonian.[1]
Greek Original:
*kakh\ me\n o)/yis: ko/mma paroimi/as. kakh\ me\n o)/yis, e)n de\ deilai=ai fre/nes. *me/nandros *sikuwni/w|.
Same entry in Photius, Lexicon kappa81 Theodoridis, deriving from Pausanias the Atticist (kappa4).
[1] Menander fr. 441 Kock (5 Sandbach) -- though NB: in Stobaeus this quotation is attributed to another play (Dagger) by another poet of New Comedy, Philemon (fr. 21 Kock and K.-A.); cf. in any event Diogenianus 5.89, Apostolius 9.23.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 7 March 2008@20:10:51.
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Catharine Roth (tweaks, status) on 8 March 2008@01:01:47.
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