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Headword: *)/agousin e(orth\n oi( kle/ptai
Adler number: alpha,317
Translated headword: the thieves are keeping festival.
Vetting Status: high
The expression [is] very charming and suitably witty in accordance with the charm of comedy. It signifies those who steal with impunity.
Greek Original:
*)/agousin e(orth\n oi( kle/ptai: xariesta/th h( su/ntacis kai\ i(kanw=s pepaisme/nh kata\ th\n kwmw|dikh\n xa/rin. shmai/nei de\ tou\s a)dew=s kle/ptontas.
Longer entry in Photius (Lexicon alpha248 Theodoridis), where the source of the headword phrase is named as Cratinus (fr. 356 K.-A.).
In just one of the paroemiographers (Arsenius 1.18a); and see generally Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.2221.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; ethics; religion
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 7 July 1999@10:55:21.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Cosmetics; set status.) on 24 October 2000@11:39:16.
David Whitehead (augmented keywords) on 9 February 2003@08:49:58.
David Whitehead (expanded note; tweaks) on 6 January 2012@04:56:45.
David Whitehead (tweaked and expanded note) on 16 August 2012@08:10:41.
David Whitehead on 19 August 2013@04:06:42.


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