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Headword: Εἴ τις ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ σῖτον ἄγοι καὶ ἐν Κιλικίᾳ κρόκον
Adler number: epsiloniota,336
Translated headword: (as) if one were to carry grain in Egypt and saffron in Cilicia
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
It is like 'an owl to Athens'. In reference to those who waste time accumulating things that are already there.
Greek Original:
Εἴ τις ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ σῖτον ἄγοι καὶ ἐν Κιλικίᾳ κρόκον: ὅμοιόν ἐστι τὸ γλαῦκα Ἀθήναζε. ἐπὶ τῶν μάτην σωρευόντων τινὰ προϋπάρχοντα.
Note:
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 301, where 'an owl to Athens' (gamma 279) occurs.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; comedy; daily life; ethics; food; geography; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 April 2003@08:28:38.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 31 July 2003@02:16:22.
David Whitehead (augmented keywords) on 31 July 2003@03:23:44.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2012@06:28:53.

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