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Headword: Αἰεὶ φέρει τι Λιβύη κακόν
Adler number: alphaiota,104
Translated headword: always Libya produces something bad
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who do bad things and who are always discovering some new kind of bad thing. Since Libya is accustomed to produce a great variety of beasts.
Greek Original:
Αἰεὶ φέρει τι Λιβύη κακόν: ἐπὶ τῶν κακούργων καὶ ἀεί τι κακὸν ἐξευρισκόντων νεώτερον. παρόσον ἡ Λιβύη πολυποικιλώτατα εἴωθε φέρειν θηρία.
cf. Zenobius 2.51, Macarius 1.42.
Keywords: daily life; geography; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 29 October 2002@22:32:10.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 29 October 2002@23:54:37.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 30 October 2002@03:17:06.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 14 May 2012@04:10:34.


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