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Headword: Γλυκεῖ' ὀπώρα φύλακος ἐκλελοιπότος
Adler number: gamma,311
Translated headword: with the watchman having abandoned sweet fruits
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who reap others' profits without toil.[1]
Interpretation of a dream: nibbling sweets you will have bitter ways.[2]
Greek Original:
Γλυκεῖ' ὀπώρα φύλακος ἐκλελοιπότος: ἐπὶ τῶν ἄνευ μόχθου τὰ ἀλλότρια καρπουμένων. λύσις ὀνείρου: τρώγων γλυκηρὰ πικρίας ἕξεις τρόπους.
Notes:
[1] A line of iambic verse: Tragica Adespota fr. 403; Comica Adespota fr. 1239 Kock (but not in K.-A.); Apostolius 5.52 and other paroemiographers.
[2] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251); cf. epsilon 3133, tau 1077.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; dreams; food; imagery; meter and music; poetry; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 14 July 2002@14:07:38.
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David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 15 July 2002@06:05:30.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 2 February 2004@00:29:31.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 30 September 2005@08:03:31.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 21 August 2009@07:41:49.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 8 June 2012@06:35:06.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 12 September 2012@13:11:09.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@06:30:50.
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