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Headword: *peni/a de\ sofi/an e)/laxe
Adler number: pi,967
Translated headword: but poverty's lot was wisdom
Vetting Status: high
Inasmuch as the poor practise many skills.
Greek Original:
*peni/a de\ sofi/an e)/laxe: paro/son oi( pe/nhtes polla\s te/xnas e)pithdeu/ousi.
The headword phrase is the first part of a line of Euripides (fr.641: it continues dia\ to\ suggene/s, "because of their kinship"). It became proverbial: see Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1822.
For poverty see also pi 966, pi 968.
Keywords: daily life; economics; ethics; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 December 2002@11:39:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 15 December 2002@02:10:03.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 3 May 2004@11:05:21.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 4 September 2011@09:12:14.
David Whitehead on 17 August 2012@05:49:30.


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