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Headword: *prome/rou ku/nes
Adler number: pi,2502
Translated headword: Promeros' dogs
Vetting Status: high
They say that this man was a royal slave with an excessive hatred of Euripides; the result was that he set wild dogs on him, which devoured him.
Greek Original:
*prome/rou ku/nes: tou=ton fasi\ basiliko\n dou=lon o)/nta mish/sai *eu)ripi/dhn kaq' u(perbolh/n, w(/ste kai\ ku/nas a)gri/ous e)pafei=nai au)tw=|, oi(/tines au)to\n kateqoinh/santo.
cf. Diogenianus 7.52, and other paroemiographers. For this episode see in context at epsilon 3695. (The king in question is Archelaos of Macedon, reigned 413-399 BCE.)
Keywords: biography; daily life; ethics; geography; proverbs; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 October 2002@06:57:13.
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Catharine Roth on 6 October 2002@01:31:47.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 31 May 2004@09:43:14.
David Whitehead on 22 November 2011@05:02:30.
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