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Headword: *probalo/ntes kusi\n a)/rnas
Adler number: pi,2328
Translated headword: proffering sheep to dogs
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those handing over private citizens to informers.
Greek Original:
*probalo/ntes kusi\n a)/rnas: e)pi\ tw=n tou\s a)pra/gmonas toi=s sukofa/ntais paradido/ntwn.
Comica adespota fr. 830 Kassel-Austin; Diogenianus 7.62 and other pareoemiographers.
For 'informers' (sykophantai) see sigma 1330.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; ethics; imagery; law; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 April 2003@04:09:59.
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Catharine Roth (set status) on 14 August 2004@01:52:31.
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David Whitehead on 14 October 2013@06:46:42.
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