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Headword: Ἐν Καρὶ τὸν κίνδυνον
Adler number: epsilon,1377
Translated headword: the risk in a Carian
Vetting Status: high
[A proverb] in reference to those selling their own woes for a wage. Because of the fact that the Carians were the first men to serve as mercenary soldiers. So the proverb is said of those taking risks in other people's [circumstances].
Greek Original:
Ἐν Καρὶ τὸν κίνδυνον: ἐπὶ τῶν μισθοῦ πωλούντων τὰ οἰκεῖα δυσχερῆ. διὰ τὸ τοὺς Κᾶρας πρώτους ἀνθρώπων μισθοῦ στρατεύσασθαι. εἴρηται οὖν ἡ παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν ἐν ἀλλοτρίοις κινδυνευόντων.
From the scholia to Plato, Laches 187B, where the headword phrase occurs (but in the nominative case).
cf. Zenobius 3.58, and see further epsilon 1378.
Keywords: daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; geography; military affairs; philosophy; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 January 2007@05:24:13.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 27 January 2007@12:25:49.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 28 January 2007@04:10:35.
David Whitehead on 28 August 2012@03:48:30.


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