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Headword: *mwroi\
Adler number: mu,1344
Translated headword: fools
Vetting Status: high
[Fools] and stupid and gawping. Mammakythos: Melitides, Boutalion, Koroibos.[1]
Greek Original:
*mwroi\ kai\ a)be/lteroi kai\ kexhno/tes *mamma/kuqos: *meliti/dhs, *boutali/wn, *ko/roibos.
[1] An apparent distortion of Aristophanes, Frogs 989-991 (web address 1): "formerly the stupid and gawping dolts [Mammakythos] would sit like blockheads [Melitides]." Boutalion and Koroibos are mentioned, along with Mammakythos and Melitides, as proverbial idiots in the scholia ad loc. See also beta 468, kappa 2113, mu 523.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 6 August 2009@07:59:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 6 August 2009@08:24:57.
David Whitehead on 28 May 2013@05:45:45.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 23 September 2020@01:27:08.


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