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Headword: *(upe/rou peritroph/
Adler number: upsilon,341
Translated headword: pestle's revolution
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those doing the same things and accomplishing nothing. The following proverbs also show this: "Korinthos son of Zeus",[1] and "yet again the road to Pytho",[2] and "the man carrying the beam", and "not blind: rather, [with eyes] gouged out". Plato in Adonis [writes]: "with luck, for me it will not be a pestle's revolution".[3]
Greek Original:
*(upe/rou peritroph/: e)pi\ tw=n ta\ au)ta\ poiou/ntwn kai\ mhde\n peraino/ntwn. kai\ au(=tai d' ai( paroimi/ai tou=to dhlou=sin: o( *dio\s *ko/rinqos. kai/, au)=qis au)= *puqw/de o(do/s. kai/, o( th\n doko\n fe/rwn. kai/, ou) tuflo/s, a)ll' e)cw/ruktai. *pla/twn *)adw/nidi: ei)=t' ou)x u(pe/rou moi peritroph\ genh/setai.
Same or similar entries in other lexica (references at Photius upsilon133 Theodoridis), and several of the paroemiographers; and see also upsilon 342.
[1] delta 1207.
[2] Comica adespota fr. 700 Kock, but not in K.-A.
[3] Plato Comicus fr. 1 Kock (and K.-A.).
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; food; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 August 2010@07:34:00.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 15 August 2010@19:54:15.
David Whitehead (another note) on 16 August 2010@03:20:07.
David Whitehead on 24 November 2013@05:41:40.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@08:52:51.
David Whitehead on 30 May 2016@04:20:19.


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