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Headword: Aphentes tên huperan ton poda diôkousin
Adler number: alpha,4582
Translated headword: they let go the brace and chase the sheet
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to those who abandon necessities and favour superfluities instead.[1]
In Hyperides.[2]
Greek Original:
Aphentes tên huperan ton poda diôkousin: epi tôn ta anankaia men paralimpanontôn, ta peritta de protimômenôn. para Huperidêi.
[1] A proverb using nautical terminology, as is made explicit in Harpokration s.v. (from which the present entry derives).
[2] Hyperides fr. 181 Jensen (from the first of the two speeches For Chairephilos, on the salt fish); cf. alpha 4599, upsilon 213 (end).
Keywords: daily life; ethics; imagery; proverbs; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 2 August 2001@01:00:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword; augmented notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 2 August 2001@05:11:00.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 28 August 2002@08:09:12.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 6 May 2012@10:07:13.


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