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Headword: *au)to\s ga\r eu(=re tou= kakou= th\n phtu/an
Adler number: alpha,4521
Translated headword: for he himself found the rennet of the evil
Vetting Status: high
That is, the spring/source; in reference to those gaining bad things for themselves.
Greek Original:
*au)to\s ga\r eu(=re tou= kakou= th\n phtu/an: h)/toi th\n phgh/n: e)pi\ tw=n e(autoi=s kaka\ e)pispwme/nwn.
A proverb (Diogenianus 3.18) couched in an iambic trimeter; again at pi 1540.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; imagery; meter and music; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 1 August 2001@16:54:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 August 2001@03:57:15.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 3 May 2012@08:14:07.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 6 September 2021@00:45:47.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 6 September 2021@18:30:47.


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