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Headword: Agousin heortên hoi kleptai
Adler number: alpha,317
Translated headword: the thieves are keeping festival.
Vetting Status: high
The expression [is] very charming and suitably witty in accordance with the charm of comedy. It signifies those who steal with impunity.
Greek Original:
Agousin heortên hoi kleptai: chariestatê hê suntaxis kai hikanôs pepaismenê kata tên kômôidikên charin. sêmainei de tous adeôs kleptontas.
Longer entry in Photius (Lexicon alpha248 Theodoridis), where the source of the headword phrase is named as Cratinus (fr. 356 K.-A.).
In just one of the paroemiographers (Arsenius 1.18a); and see generally Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.2221.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; ethics; religion
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 7 July 1999@10:55:21.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Cosmetics; set status.) on 24 October 2000@11:39:16.
David Whitehead (augmented keywords) on 9 February 2003@08:49:58.
David Whitehead (expanded note; tweaks) on 6 January 2012@04:56:45.
David Whitehead (tweaked and expanded note) on 16 August 2012@08:10:41.
David Whitehead on 19 August 2013@04:06:42.


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