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Headword: *kadmei/a ni/kh
Adler number: kappa,18
Translated headword: Kadmeian victory, Cadmean victory
Vetting Status: high
They explain the [proverb] as referring to an unprofitable victory; since when Eteokles and Polyneikes fought in single combat both of them perished. But others say that it is used in reference to those who, although they defeat their enemies, yet lose more of their own troops.
Greek Original:
*kadmei/a ni/kh: a)podido/asi th\n e)pi\ th=s a)lusitelou=s ni/khs: e)pei\ *)eteoklh=s kai\ *polunei/khs monomaxh/santes a)mfo/teroi a)pw/lonto. e(/teroi de/ fasin au)th\n le/gesqai e)pi\ tw=n nikw/ntwn me\n tou\s polemi/ous, plei/onas de\ tw=n oi)kei/wn a)poballo/ntwn.
cf. kappa 16, kappa 17.
Keywords: aetiology; daily life; ethics; military affairs; mythology; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 February 2002@18:32:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 17 February 2002@07:37:10.
David Whitehead on 18 January 2013@04:38:48.


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