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Headword: Ἡμιωβόλιον
Adler number: eta,346
Translated headword: half-obol
Vetting Status: high
And [there is] a proverb: Pases' half-obol, the one which Pases had and used to give to the sellers from whom he was seeking to buy, and it was found again in his possession. This Pases was a weak character, but he so excelled all men in magic that as a result of his spells they saw a lavish banquet and people serving as waiters -- and then it all vanished again.
Greek Original:
Ἡμιωβόλιον. καὶ παροιμία. τὸ Πάσητος ἡμιωβόλιον. ὅπερ ἔχων ὁ Πάσης ἐδίδου τοῖς πιπράσκουσι, παρ' ὧν ἤθελεν ὠνεῖσθαι, καὶ πάλιν παρ' αὐτῷ εὑρίσκετο. οὗτος ὁ Πάσης μαλακὸς μὲν ἦν τὴν φύσιν, πάντας δὲ τοὺς ἐν μαγείᾳ διενήνοχεν, ὥστε ἐκ τῶν ἐπαοιδιῶν αὐτοῦ καὶ δεῖπνον πολυτελῆ ὁρᾶσθαι καὶ διακονουμένους τινάς, καὶ πάλιν ἀφανῆ πάντα γίνεσθαι.
See in full under pi 752, from which this material is copied.
For 'half-obol' see also alpha 2416, delta 1222, eta 345.
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; economics; ethics; food; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 November 2005@06:47:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 29 November 2005@11:32:54.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 30 November 2005@03:11:17.
David Whitehead on 17 December 2012@04:07:46.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 26 August 2018@22:16:55.


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