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Headword: Ἐν τῷ μέρει τις καὶ τὸ πῦρ σκαλευσάτω
Adler number: epsilon,1482
Translated headword: let someone also take a turn to poke the fire
Vetting Status: high
A proverb in reference to those not contributing equally to a common effort.
"[He] having given more gifts and taken [them] in turn".[1]
Greek Original:
Ἐν τῷ μέρει τις καὶ τὸ πῦρ σκαλευσάτω: παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν εἰς κοινὸν μὴ τὰ ἴσα παρεχομένων. πλείονα δῶρα δοὺς καὶ ἀντιλαβὼν ἐν τῷ μέρει.
Comica adespota fr. 568 Kock, but not in K.-A..
[1] Quotation (illustrative of the first part of the headword phrase; see also epsilon 1483) unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 April 2003@11:05:56.
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Catharine Roth on 27 June 2003@00:50:32.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 27 June 2003@03:44:30.
David Whitehead on 30 August 2012@08:44:36.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@05:50:15.
David Whitehead on 13 January 2016@08:14:51.


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