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Headword: Ἵππῳ γηράσκοντι τὰ μείονα κύκλον ἐπίβαλλε
Adler number: iota,586
Translated headword: make an ageing horse do the lesser circuit
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverb] in reference to those who because of age need some rest and respite.
Greek Original:
Ἵππῳ γηράσκοντι τὰ μείονα κύκλον ἐπίβαλλε: ἐπὶ τῶν διὰ γῆρας δεομένων ῥᾳστώνης τινὸς καὶ ἀναπαύλης.
Crates fr. 30 Kock, now 33 K.-A.; Zenobius 4.41, etc.; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1106.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; medicine; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 April 2003@08:28:05.
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Catharine Roth on 2 August 2003@23:46:43.
David Whitehead on 19 July 2004@10:48:09.
David Whitehead on 16 August 2012@09:40:49.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2013@08:37:52.
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