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Headword: Ἐγχέλεις θηρώμενος
Adler number: epsilon,174
Translated headword: (someone) hunting eels
Vetting Status: high
In reference to those stirring up trouble for their own benefit. For whenever the water is still, they catch nothing; but when they stir up the water above and below, they take and catch [eels]. Thus also these men [are] stirring up the city.
Greek Original:
Ἐγχέλεις θηρώμενος: ἐπὶ τῶν διὰ κέρδος ἴδιον ταραχὰς ποιούντων. ὅταν γὰρ τὸ ὕδωρ καταστῇ, οὐδὲν λαμβάνουσιν: ὅτε δὲ ἄνω καὶ κάτω τὸ ὕδωρ ταράξουσιν, αἱροῦσι καὶ λαμβάνουσιν. οὕτω καὶ οὗτοι ταράττοντες τὴν πόλιν.
From a scholion on Aristophanes, Knights 865 (where a plural version of the present headword phrase occurs: web address 1).
For eels see also epsilon 175.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; imagery; politics; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 January 2006@21:47:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 17 January 2006@03:46:55.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 27 July 2012@06:11:19.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 29 July 2012@00:37:01.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 5 December 2015@10:09:33.


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