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Headword: *ai)\c ou)rani/a
Adler number: alphaiota,237
Translated headword: heavenly goat
Vetting Status: high
[Referring to] the kinds of white bean with which they used to put a question to the vote and elect [sc. officials].[1] Cratinus [says that] just as the goat Amaltheia was Zeus' nurse, so too a heavenly goat was [the nurse of] those accepting bribes.[2] But others are accustomed to call and understand thus that which provides abundantly the resources for extorting money from others.
And so "heavenly goat" is [a proverbial phrase used] in reference to those getting as much as they want. For they say that the nanny-goat which nursed Zeus was placed in the heavens. And they say that the one seeing her rise first obtains whatever he prays for.
Greek Original:
*ai)\c ou)rani/a: ta\ tou= leukou= kua/mou ge/nh, w(=| e)peyh/fizon kai\ e)xeiroto/noun. o( de\ *krati=nos kaqa/per tou= *dio\s ai)=ga *)amalqei/an trofo/n, ou(/tws kai\ tw=n dwrodokou/ntwn ai)=ga ou)rani/an. oi( de\ ta\ ei)s to\ a)rguri/zesqai/ tisin a)fqo/nws a)formh\n pare/xonta ou(/tws ei)w/qasi le/gein kwmw|dou=ntes kai\ katalamba/nein. *ai)\c ou)=n ou)rani/a, e)pi\ tw=n tugxano/ntwn o(/swn bou/lontai. th\n ga\r ai)=ga th\n *dio\s trofo\n kathsteri/sqai fasi/. kai/ fasi to\n e)pifqasa/menon e)pite/llousan au)th\n e)pitugxa/nein o(/sa a)\n eu)/chtai.
The first part of this entry is also in Photius. Earlier, Zenobius (1.26) had begun at 'Cratinus ...'. See further below, n. 1.
cf. epsilon 2748, phi 479, alpha 1478.
[1] cf. generally kappa 2575 and especially kappa 2578.
[2] Cratinus fr. 244 Kock, now 261 K.-A.
Keywords: botany; comedy; constitution; daily life; economics; ethics; food; imagery; law; mythology; politics; proverbs; religion; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 5 April 2003@18:28:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation, added notes and keywords) on 6 April 2003@00:15:06.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 6 April 2003@00:26:45.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 9 April 2003@03:54:28.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added keyword) on 17 October 2005@18:40:37.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 18 October 2005@03:07:57.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 May 2012@06:58:58.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 16 May 2012@00:30:10.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 23 December 2014@04:40:28.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 28 November 2015@10:42:40.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 11 November 2017@01:22:08.


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