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Headword: Αἲξ Σκυρία
Adler number: alphaiota,238
Translated headword: Skyrian nanny-goat
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who ruin good deeds: for they say that [these goats] have plenty of milk, but when they are milked, they overturn the pail.
Greek Original:
Αἲξ Σκυρία: ἐπὶ τῶν τὰς εὐεργεσίας ἀνατρεπόντων: φασὶ γὰρ αὐτὰς πολὺ γάλα ἐχούσας, ἐπειδὰν ἀμελχθῶσιν, ἀνατρέπειν τὸ ἀγγεῖον.
Notes:
cf. Zenobius 2.18, Diogenianus 2.33.
For Skyros in the Suda see also alpha 4101, sigma 714.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; food; geography; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 February 2003@00:49:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augemnted note and keywords) on 27 February 2003@03:26:24.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 15 May 2012@07:00:38.

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