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Headword: *zwh\ pi/qou
Adler number: zeta,127
Translated headword: life of a wine-jar
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those living moderately and frugally, from Diogenes the philosopher, for whom a wine-jar was the most delightful resting-place.
Greek Original:
*zwh\ pi/qou: e)pi\ tw=n metri/ws kai\ tapeinw=s zw/ntwn, a)po\ *dioge/nous tou= filoso/fou, w(=| pi/qos h)=n h( h(di/sth katagwgh/.
Zenobius 4.14, etc.
On Diogenes see generally delta 1141, delta 1143, and (for the wine-jar) delta 1144.
Keywords: biography; daily life; economics; ethics; food; imagery; philosophy; proverbs; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 April 2003@06:31:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 25 May 2003@18:53:42.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 26 May 2003@03:10:34.
David Whitehead on 30 November 2012@06:19:57.


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