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Headword: Μικρός, ἡλίκος Μόλων
Adler number: mu,1053
Translated headword: small (but) as big as Molon
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A saying] in reference to very short men. But there were two Molons, one an actor, and [the other?] a thief.
Greek Original:
Μικρός, ἡλίκος Μόλων: ἐπὶ τῶν πάνυ βραχέων. δύο δὲ ἐγένοντο Μόλωνες, εἷς ὑποκριτής, καὶ λωποδύτης.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Frogs 55 (web address 1), where the headword phrase occurs. (See mu 1203 and the notes there.) Became proverbial, as the glossing suggests: Apostolius 11.69.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; ethics; law; proverbs; stagecraft; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 July 2001@03:22:33.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, added link and keywords, set status) on 17 October 2003@14:49:01.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 22 May 2013@10:04:27.


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