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Headword: Mêliakon ploion
Adler number: mu,923
Translated headword: Melian boat
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to boats which are old and leak too much. For [the story goes that] when Hippotes was being sent out to [sc. found] a colony he called down curses on those who had refused to sail with him: their boats would never be watertight and they would [always] be ruled by women.
Greek Original:
Mêliakon ploion: epi tôn palaiôn kai agan ekreontôn ploiôn: Hippotên gar eis apoikian stellomenon tois mê boulêtheisin autôi sumplein katarasasthai, mête ploia stegana autois genesthai pote kai gunaikokrateisthai.
Note:
Somewhat more fully at tau 752 (as "The Melian boat"); see the notes there.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; daily life; gender and sexuality; geography; history; proverbs; religion; science and technology; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 July 2001@09:27:32.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, added keywords, set status) on 8 October 2003@14:45:39.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 9 October 2003@03:10:25.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 28 March 2011@09:06:55.
David Whitehead on 21 May 2013@06:56:29.

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