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Headword: Ἦσαν, πότ' ἦσαν ἄλκιμοι Μιλήσιοι
Adler number: eta,572
Translated headword: Milesians were strong (or) once they were
Vetting Status: high
A proverb [deriving] from an oracle.
In reference to those once faring well but then otherwise.
Greek Original:
Ἦσαν, πότ' ἦσαν ἄλκιμοι Μιλήσιοι: παροιμία ἀπὸ χρησμοῦ. ἐπὶ τῶν ποτε εὖ, εἶτα ἑτέρως γεγονότων.
cf. pi 61 for Aristophanes' version of this iambic trimeter; Aristotle (fr. 557 Rose) in Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 12.523F [12.26 Kaibel]; and the paroemiographers (e.g. Diogenianus 5.3).
Keywords: daily life; geography; history; meter and music; poetry; proverbs; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 March 2006@09:34:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 19 March 2006@21:19:37.
David Whitehead (tweaked headword; augmented note) on 20 March 2006@03:10:25.
David Whitehead on 20 December 2012@05:29:08.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2015@06:15:50.


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