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Headword: Tade Mêdos ou phulaxei
Adler number: tau,16
Translated headword: these the Mede will not (?) protect
Vetting Status: high
During Xerxes' invasion[1] the exhausted Greeks spent and expended their own monies, saying 'these the Mede will not (?)protect'.[2]
Greek Original:
Tade Mêdos ou phulaxei: kata tên tou Xerxou ephodon tous Hellênas apeirêkotas ta heautôn analiskein kai dapanan, epilegontas, tade Mêdos ou phulaxei.
Same entry in Photius, Lexicon tau7 Theodoridis, taken come from Pausanias the Atticist (tau2); and see also Zenobius 6.16 and other paroemiographers.
'Mede' = Persian; see mu 889, and cf. mu 883, mu 884, mu 886.
[1] Of Greece: 481-479 BCE. For Xerxes see generally xi 54.
[2] The correctness of 'will not protect' (ou) fula/cei) was questioned, as Theodoridis notes, by Rudolf Kassel (Hermes 91 (1963) 57, and elsewhere), who suggested instead ou) lafu/cei 'will not gorge on'; cf. lambda 156, lambda 157.
Keywords: biography; chronology; daily life; economics; geography; history; military affairs; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 February 2004@10:44:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 9 February 2004@10:59:39.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 10 February 2004@03:03:37.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword) on 12 August 2011@03:46:12.
David Whitehead on 6 January 2014@06:31:17.
David Whitehead on 27 May 2016@07:33:51.


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