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Headword: *su\n dori/, su\n a)spi/di
Adler number: sigma,1461
Translated headword: with spear (and) with shield
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those trying to achieve something in every [possible] way.
Greek Original:
*su\n dori/, su\n a)spi/di: e)pi\ tw=n panti\ tro/pw| pra=cai/ ti peirwme/nwn.
Likewise in Photius sigma745 Theodoridis, with other references there.
Aristophanes, Wasps 1081 (theta 571) and Peace 356. The scholia there explain that the phrase is quoted from the Momus, a tragedy by Achaeus (alpha 4683).
Keywords: comedy; daily life; military affairs; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 April 2003@07:32:27.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 16 August 2003@01:27:21.
David Whitehead on 30 July 2004@09:13:47.
David Whitehead on 3 January 2014@04:02:47.


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