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Headword: *(\us dia\ r(o/dwn
Adler number: upsilon,675
Translated headword: a pig in roses
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to clumsy and ill-bred people. Crates in Neighbors [sc. uses it].[1]
Greek Original:
*(\us dia\ r(o/dwn: e)pi\ tw=n skaiw=n kai\ a)nagw/gwn. *kra/ths *gei/tosin.
Likewise in Photius (upsilon296 Theodoridis), taken to come from Pausanias the Atticist (upsilon15). A variation on the 'bull in a china-shop' theme, as LSJ note (with other proverbial pigs) ad loc.
[1] Crates fr. 4 Kock (6 K.-A.)
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; ethics; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 December 2002@10:03:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (supplemented translation) on 5 December 2002@19:58:36.
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetic) on 14 June 2004@04:31:01.
David Whitehead (typo) on 26 April 2011@07:49:03.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2013@07:05:34.


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