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Headword: Ἐπὶ τροχοῦ δεῖ σ' ἐκεῖ στρεβλούμενον εἰπεῖν πεπανούργηκας:
Adler number: epsilon,2735
Translated headword: you must be racked there on the wheel and declare your villainies
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes in Wealth [sc. uses this phrase]. A saying in reference to villains. For there was a particular wheel in Athens, on which slaves were bound and punished.
Greek Original:
Ἐπὶ τροχοῦ δεῖ σ' ἐκεῖ στρεβλούμενον εἰπεῖν ἃ πεπανούργηκας: Ἀριστοφάνης Πλούτῳ. παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν πονηρῶν. τροχὸς γάρ τις ἦν ἐν Ἀθήναις, ἐν ᾧ δεσμούμενοι οἱ οἰκέται ἐκολάζοντο.
Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 875 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there. See also tau 1072.
(Not, despite what is implied here, in the paroemiographers.)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; ethics; law; proverbs; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 May 2003@03:39:30.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics,added link, set status) on 18 June 2003@05:25:57.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 4 January 2005@05:27:59.
David Whitehead on 22 October 2012@06:23:20.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 8 November 2017@00:42:08.


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