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Headword: *pa/lai pot' h)=san a)/lkimoi *milh/sioi
Adler number: pi,61
Translated headword: once upon a time Milesians were strong
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to people once in their prime but now weak.
Greek Original:
*pa/lai pot' h)=san a)/lkimoi *milh/sioi: e)pi\ tw=n pote a)kmasa/ntwn, nu=n de\ a)sqenw=n o)/ntwn.
The headword phrase quotes Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 1002 (web address 1), and the gloss probably derives from ancient comment on the line. In any event Aristophanes himself was quoting something proverbial: see eta 572.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: chronology; comedy; daily life; geography; history; politics; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 December 2000@03:42:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 10 July 2001@11:23:08.
David Whitehead (added keywords) on 17 September 2002@09:59:58.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 17 March 2006@09:29:00.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 26 August 2011@06:06:33.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2013@06:40:46.


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