Suda On Line menu Search

Search results for alpha,3668 in Adler number:
Greek display:    

Headword: *)apw/lesas to\n oi)=non e)pixe/as u(/dwr
Adler number: alpha,3668
Translated headword: you ruined the wine by pouring in water
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to those who make a mess of things that were previously going well by means of some small fault. Or in reference to those who get what they want by deceit and who deal with things in an insincere fashion. This proverb originated in the Cyclops of Aristias, as Khamaileon says in his book About Satyr-plays.[1]
Greek Original:
*)apw/lesas to\n oi)=non e)pixe/as u(/dwr: e)pi\ tw=n ta\ kalw=s pro/teron geno/mena u(/steron mikrou= tinos e(/neken kakou= a)natrepo/ntwn. h)\ e)pi\ tw=n a(\ xari/zontai dolou/ntwn kai\ mh\ a)ke/raia parexome/nwn. au(/th de\ h( paroimi/a ge/gonen e)k tou= *)aristi/ou *ku/klwpos, w(/s fhsi *xamaile/wn e)n tw=| peri\ *satu/rwn.
cf. Diogenianus 2.32 and other paroemiographers; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.2205.
[1] On Aristias of Phleious (C5 BCE) see generally OCD(4) s.v. (p.154); this is his fr. 4 Nauck. On the Peripatetic philosopher and scholar Khamaileon of Pontic Herakleia (C4/3) see generally OCD(4) p.304, s.v. Chamaeleon. The claim in alpha 3907 that Khamaileon mentioned a Cyclops called Aristios [sic] is of course a misunderstanding of the present entry.
Keywords: daily life; food; mythology; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: William Hutton on 24 November 2000@14:26:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keyword) on 25 November 2000@09:26:54.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 23 August 2002@03:28:47.
David Whitehead (added primary note; cosmetics) on 9 April 2012@06:09:34.
David Whitehead on 16 August 2012@08:03:49.
David Whitehead (updated 2 refs) on 30 July 2014@10:26:05.
David Whitehead (my typo) on 30 August 2015@05:05:20.


Test Database Real Database

(Try these tips for more productive searches.)

No. of records found: 1    Page 1

End of search