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Headword: Ἡρακλῆς ξενίζεται
Adler number: eta,477
Translated headword: Herakles is being entertained, Heracles is being entertained
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proverb in reference to those going slowly. For people who take in Herakles go slowly; for the hero is a glutton.[1]
The etymology of the name [comes] from a certain oracle: "Phoebus [Apollo] is naming you with the name Herakles; for by bringing service [era] to men you will acquire an immortal renown [kleos]".[2]
Greek Original:
Ἡρακλῆς ξενίζεται: παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν βραδυνόντων. οἱ γὰρ ὑποδεχόμενοι τὸν Ἡρακλέα βραδύνουσι: πολυφάγος γὰρ ὁ ἥρως. ἡ ἐτυμολογία τῆς κλήσεως ἀπό τινος χρησμοῦ: Ἡρακλῆν δέ σε Φοῖβος ἐπώνυμον ἐξονομάζει: ἦρα γὰρ ἀνθρώποισι φέρων, κλέος ἄφθιτον ἕξεις.
Notes:
For H. see already eta 475 and other cross-references there.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 928, where the proverb is quoted; cf. Apostolius 8.63.
[2] cf. Aelian, Varia Historia 2.32.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; mythology; poetry; proverbs; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 July 2006@06:39:49.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (typo, status) on 28 July 2006@20:59:29.
David Whitehead (typo) on 30 July 2006@04:45:56.
David Whitehead on 19 December 2012@04:46:06.

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