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Headword: Ἔοικα βοῦς ἐπὶ σφαγὴν μολεῖν
Adler number: epsilon,3347
Translated headword: I seem to be going as an ox to slaughter
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[no gloss]
Greek Original:
Ἔοικα βοῦς ἐπὶ σφαγὴν μολεῖν.
Notes:
Likewise in Photius. The phrase is taken to come from tragedy (tragica adespota fr. 328m Kannicht-Snell), but is also registered as comica adespota fr. 631 Kock (not in K.-A.).
Later proverbial: Apostolius 7.59, Appendix Proverbiorum 2.73, etc.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; imagery; proverbs; religion; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 November 2002@09:39:59.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 17 July 2003@01:45:26.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 17 July 2003@04:22:39.
David Whitehead on 5 November 2012@05:17:04.
David Whitehead on 28 August 2013@08:25:08.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@06:18:01.
David Whitehead on 21 February 2016@09:58:30.

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