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Headword: Κρατήρ
Adler number: kappa,2338
Translated headword: mixing-bowl
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"They placed three mixing-bowls at the dinner: no.1 for Hermes, no.2 for Charisios, no.3 for Zeus Soter".[1] And [there is] a proverb: "mixing-bowl of lawsuits", meaning receptacle of evils.[2]
Greek Original:
Κρατήρ: τρεῖς κρατῆρας ἵστασαν ἐν τῷ δείπνῳ: α# Ἑρμῇ, β# Χαρισίῳ, γ# Διὶ̈ Σωτῆρι. καὶ παροιμία: Κρατὴρ δικῶν, ἀντὶ τοῦ δοχεῖον κακῶν.
Notes:
[1] Quotation unidentifiable. If 'Charisios' is a diety, he is otherwise unattested as such.
[2] cf. Aristophanes, Acharnians 936-7: "it will be a vessel good for everything, a mixing-bowl of evils, a pestle of lawsuits".
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Keywords: comedy; daily life; ethics; food; imagery; law; proverbs; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 July 2007@08:18:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 31 July 2007@01:25:02.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 31 July 2007@03:07:08.
David Whitehead on 17 March 2013@06:09:17.

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