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Headword: *bou=s e)pi\ swrw=|
Adler number: beta,461
Translated headword: an ox on a grain-heap
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who are living luxuriously.[1] Or to those who are threshing and are prevented from eating on account of a halter.
Also [sc. attested is] bou=s ei)s a)mhto/n ["an ox into harvest"], in reference to those who are toiling with assistance.[2]
Greek Original:
*bou=s e)pi\ swrw=|: e)pi\ tw=n h(dupaqou/ntwn. h)\ e)pi\ tw=n a)loou/ntwn kai\ dia\ fimou= e)sqi/ein kwluome/nwn. kai\ *bou=s ei)s a)mhto/n, e)pi\ tw=n meta\ w)felei/as kamno/ntwn.
[1] Zenobius 2.75.
[2] cf. Zenobius 2.79.
Keywords: agriculture; daily life; economics; ethics; food; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 7 June 2002@12:57:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 9 June 2002@07:09:52.
David Whitehead (more keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 3 June 2012@05:41:14.


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