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Headword: Συρακουσῶν δεκάτη
Adler number: eta,609
Translated headword: the Syracusans' tithe
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to the extremely rich.
Greek Original:
Ἡ Συρακουσῶν δεκάτη: ἐπὶ τῶν σφόδρα πλουσίων.
Notes:
Strabo 6.2.4 : "it came to pass that the Crotoniates took up residence in so healthy a city, as we said before [6.1.12], and that Syracuse fell into such wealth that the name of the Syracusans was spread abroad in a proverb applied to those who are extremely rich: 'the tithe of the Syracusans would not be sufficient for them'".
Appendix Proverbiorum 3.14, etc.
cf. delta 186, sigma 1659.
Keywords: daily life; economics; geography; history; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 August 2005@06:49:35.
Vetted by:
Antonella Ippolito (set status; added note) on 25 August 2005@22:44:50.
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 26 August 2005@04:21:15.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 4 December 2005@09:13:14.
David Whitehead on 20 December 2012@08:49:16.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 28 January 2014@03:42:09.
David Whitehead on 23 April 2016@09:03:55.

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