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Headword: *boiwti/a u(=s
Adler number: beta,583
Translated headword: Boiotian sow, Boeotian sow
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those lacking perception and education.
Greek Original:
*boiwti/a u(=s: e)pi\ tw=n a)naisqhtou/ntwn kai\ a)paideu/twn.
Macarius 2.79 and other paroemiographers; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1866.
Though a phrase more likely to be favoured by non-Boiotians (and especially Athenians, their neighbours), it is actually first attested in Pindar, Olympian 6.90 (text at web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; ethics; geography; poetry; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 August 2001@08:10:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, added link) on 7 February 2002@14:24:21.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 8 February 2002@02:51:28.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 4 June 2012@06:25:42.
David Whitehead on 17 August 2012@05:59:51.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 18 August 2012@21:53:30.


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