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Headword: Εἰκότων
Adler number: epsiloniota,89
Translated headword: probable [things]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] similar [ones].[1] "But he, if anything happened, made false claims to each person who approached, inventing them on the basis of probabilities."[2]
That is, [he] told lies.[3]
And [there is] a proverb: "at random for Heracles," in reference to those who accomplish everything without quibbling."[4]
Greek Original:
Εἰκότων: ὁμοίων. ὁ δέ, εἴ τι τύχοι, πρὸς ἕκαστον τῶν προσιόντων ἠλαζονεύετο, συμπλάττων ἀπὸ τῶν εἰκότων. τουτέστιν ἐψεύδετο. καὶ παροιμία: Εἰκῇ τῷ Ἡρακλεῖ, ἐπὶ τῶν ἀσυκοφαντήτως πάντα τελούντων.
[1] (Here genitive plural.) cf. epsiloniota 85, epsiloniota 86, epsiloniota 88.
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 347 Zintzen (203 Asmus); cf. alpha 1058.
[3] cf. scholion on Aristophanes, Frogs 280; cf. eta 189.
[4] This proverb has appeared already at epsiloniota 79, with a rather different explanation.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; mythology; philosophy; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 August 2005@13:45:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 24 August 2005@03:18:40.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 23 November 2012@06:25:29.


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