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Headword: *)all' e)/stin h(mi=n *megarikh/ tis mhxanh/
Adler number: alpha,1081
Translated headword: but we have some Megarian contrivance
Vetting Status: high
Meaning a tricky, knavish contrivance. For the Megarians used to be criticized for knavery, [i.e.] saying some things, but doing others.
Greek Original:
*)all' e)/stin h(mi=n *megarikh/ tis mhxanh/: a)nti\ tou= ponhra/, panou=rgos mhxanh/. dieba/llonto ga\r e)pi\ ponhri/a| oi( *megarei=s, a)/lla me\n le/gontes, a)/lla de\ poiou=ntes.
Aristophanes, Acharnians 738 (where "I have some Megarian contrivance" is spoken by an actual Megarian), with scholion.
cf. mu 385.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; ethics; geography; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 March 2000@23:49:42.
Vetted by:
William Hutton on 31 March 2000@10:12:37.
William Hutton on 31 March 2000@10:16:17.
David Whitehead (added note) on 19 September 2000@06:02:22.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 10 June 2002@08:27:20.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 3 February 2012@03:40:14.
David Whitehead on 26 May 2015@10:46:32.


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