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Headword: *(rodi/wn xrhsmo/s
Adler number: rho,199
Translated headword: Rhodians' oracle
Vetting Status: high
When sacrificing every day to Lindian Athena the Rhodians were holding a succession of banquets in the temple, but they were not in the habit of bringing in a chamberpot. When he had granted permission,[1] they went back with another question: 'bronze or earthenware?' He was angry and replied: 'neither'. So the proverb is applied to those wishing to know something superfluous.
Greek Original:
*(rodi/wn xrhsmo/s: *(ro/dioi th=| *lindi/a| *)aqhna=| qu/ontes kaqeka/sthn h(me/ran e)ndiete/loun tw=| naw=| eu)wxou/menoi: ou)k h)=n de\ au)toi=s e)/qos a)mi/da ei)sfe/rein. sugkataine/santos de/, pa/lin a)nepunqa/nonto, xalkh=n h)\ o)straki/nhn; o( de\ o)rgisqei\s a)pefh/nato mhdete/ran. dio\ th\n paroimi/an ta/ssesqai e)pi\ tw=n periergo/teron punqanome/nwn.
= (with only small variations) Photius rho136 Theodoridis, taken to come from Pausanias the Atticist (rho6); see also Apostolius 15.25 and other paroemiographers.
For Lindian Athena cf. generally lambda 562.
[1] Grammatically masculine, so not the goddess herself; probably Apollo.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; food; geography; proverbs; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 April 2003@04:25:30.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 15 April 2004@01:20:13.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 20 April 2004@08:53:44.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 24 August 2011@09:23:50.
David Whitehead on 28 October 2013@09:39:15.


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