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Headword: *ba/ta *ka/ras
Adler number: beta,175
Translated headword: Bata Karas, Batakaras
Vetting Status: high
[Something said] in reference to the rich and powerful. It should be read as separate words.
Greek Original:
*ba/ta *ka/ras: e)pi\ tw=n paxe/wn kai\ dunatw=n. kata\ diastolh\n de\ a)nagnwste/on.
Likewise in Apostolius 4.75. Hesychius (beta312) and Appendix Proverbiorum 1.49 provide more detail: this proverbial expression was reportedly inscribed on a votive offering in the temple of Hera on Samos. All four sources allude to a controversy over whether the saying consists of one word or two, with the latter view prevailing. (The Appendix Proverbiorum interprets "Bata Karas" as meaning "Karas, son of Bata," which name--he says--appears in the actual inscription.)
Keywords: architecture; daily life; economics; geography; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 13 June 2002@14:34:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 14 June 2002@05:52:21.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 23 May 2012@07:39:05.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 September 2015@03:17:34.


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