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Headword: Χάραξ τὴν ἄμπελον
Adler number: chi,97
Translated headword: a stake (deceived) the vine
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase used] when something being preserved is harmed by the thing preserving it.
Greek Original:
Χάραξ τὴν ἄμπελον: ὅταν ὑπὸ τοῦ σῴζοντος τὸ σῳζόμενον πάθῃ.
Zenobius 6.40. From the scholia to Aristophanes, Wasps 1291 (web address 1), where the point is explicit: "the stake deceived the vine" (of the retaliation of Aristophanes himself against Kleon).
cf. eta 672, epsilon 1740; and see also chi 96, end, and cf. generally chi 98.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; botany; comedy; daily life; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 November 2001@11:33:03.
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Catharine Roth (added link) on 6 September 2002@01:40:07.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 6 September 2002@03:27:34.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 6 July 2007@01:24:33.
David Whitehead on 8 November 2013@04:32:10.
David Whitehead on 31 May 2016@10:51:34.


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