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Headword: *mh\ lo/gous a)nt' a)lfi/twn
Adler number: mu,932
Translated headword: not words instead of barley
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who think it right to take deeds and not words.
Greek Original:
*mh\ lo/gous a)nt' a)lfi/twn: e)pi\ tw=n e)/rga a)lla\ mh\ lo/gous a)ciou/ntwn labei=n.
The headword phrase is apparently the latter part of an iambic trimeter (Comica adespota fr. 687 Kock, but not in K.-A.), taken up by the paroemiographers (e.g. Diogenianus 6.60, Apostolius 11.55).
For 'barley' cf. alpha 1451, alpha 1452, alpha 1453, alpha 1454, alpha 1455, alpha 1456.
In ms V, Adler reports, this entry appears after mu 933.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; comedy; daily life; ethics; food; meter and music; poetry; proverbs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 April 2008@06:41:40.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (augmented note, added keywords, raised status) on 7 April 2008@09:22:25.
David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaks) on 7 April 2008@09:31:47.
David Whitehead on 21 May 2013@07:29:21.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@07:09:36.
David Whitehead on 18 May 2016@06:39:23.


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