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Headword: *th=s muri/as o)/nta thlikoutoni/
Adler number: tau,539
Translated headword: what foolishness: [to believe in Zeus] at your age
Vetting Status: high
In reference to people who, though adults, say something surprising. That is, those who are fully grown and [sc. therefore] ought to know everything.
Greek Original:
*th=s muri/as o)/nta thlikoutoni/: e)pi\ tw=n paralo/gws ti lego/ntwn, e)nhli/kwn o)/ntwn. oi(=on telei/an e)xo/ntwn th\n h(liki/an kai\ pa/nta ei)de/nai o)feilo/ntwn.
Aristophanes, Clouds 818-819 (with scholion) -- but here both abridged and with the opening noun corrupted from mwri/as to the nonsensical muri/as. See web address 1.
Despite the form of the gloss, there is no sign that this phrase became proverbial.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 May 2008@10:24:24.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 14 May 2008@11:01:13.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 14 May 2008@11:11:59.
David Whitehead on 14 August 2011@06:21:13.


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