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Headword: *pi/qhkos e)n porfu/ra|
Adler number: pi,1581
Translated headword: an ape in purple
Vetting Status: high
A proverb. Because worthless people, even if they are finely dressed, nevertheless appear as wicked as they are.
Greek Original:
*pi/qhkos e)n porfu/ra|: paroimi/a. o(/ti oi( fau=loi, ka)\n kaloi=s periblhqw=sin, o(/mws d' ou)=n diafai/nontai ponhroi\ o)/ntes.
cf. Diogenianus 7.94.
Keywords: clothing; daily life; ethics; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 November 2002@21:58:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 21 November 2002@03:28:53.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 2 October 2011@06:40:48.


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