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Headword: *pollw=| ge ma=llon, ka)\n parw=si xi/lioi
Adler number: pi,1928
Translated headword: yes much more even if a thousand are present
Vetting Status: high
In reference to those proclaiming that they will be victorious in every way.
Greek Original:
*pollw=| ge ma=llon, ka)\n parw=si xi/lioi: e)pi\ tw=n e)k panto\s tro/pou nikh/sein e)paggellome/nwn.
Socrates (promising Strepsiades that with rhetorical skill he can avoid paying his debts no matter how many witnesses to them there are) in Aristophanes, Clouds 1153 (web address 1), with the gloss -- making his words sound proverbial -- of the scholia there.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; economics; ethics; law; proverbs; rhetoric
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 28 April 2008@01:07:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; expanded note; augmented and modified keyword) on 28 April 2008@03:46:20.
David Whitehead on 24 October 2011@09:38:13.
David Whitehead on 8 October 2013@06:44:43.
Catharine Roth (tweaks) on 1 October 2021@00:58:37.


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