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Headword: Μέγα φρονεῖ μᾶλλον Πηλεὺς ἐπὶ τῇ μαχαίρᾳ
Adler number: mu,393
Translated headword: he is prouder than Peleus was at the knife
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
They say that this [knife] was made by Hephaestus, and given by Hephaestus as a gift to Peleus for his restraint;[1] by using it he put everything to rights both in his battles and in his [sc. encounters with] wild beasts.
Greek Original:
Μέγα φρονεῖ μᾶλλον ἢ Πηλεὺς ἐπὶ τῇ μαχαίρᾳ: φασὶ ταύτην ὑπὸ τοῦ Ἡφαίστου γενομένην, δῶρον Πηλεῖ σωφροσύνης ἕνεκα ὑπὸ Ἡφαίστου δοθῆναι, ᾗ χρώμενος πάντα κατώρθου καὶ ἐν ταῖς μάχαις καὶ ἐν ταῖς θήραις.
Notes:
See Aristophanes, Clouds 1063 (allusively); Apostolius 11.17 and other paroemigraphers; and cf. pi 1507.
[1] sc. in resisting the advances of the wife of his host Acastus; cf. alpha 4309 etc.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; ethics; gender and sexuality; mythology; proverbs; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 February 2007@04:41:16.
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Catharine Roth (set status) on 2 February 2007@11:02:39.
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