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Headword: Μή μοί ποτ' ἔλθῃς, ὅτ' ἐγὼ πράττω κακῶς
Adler number: mu,945
Translated headword: do not ever come to me when I am doing badly
Vetting Status: high
A proverbial saying in reference to those who do not come to the aid of their friends in dangers. But Aristophanes is joking: for the proverb [is] the opposite, "Do not ever come to me when I am doing well."
Greek Original:
Μή μοί ποτ' ἔλθῃς, ὅτ' ἐγὼ πράττω κακῶς: παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν μὴ συνερχομένων τοῖς φίλοις ἐν κινδύνοις. παίζει δὲ Ἀριστοφάνης: εἰς τὸ ἐναντίον γὰρ ἡ παροιμία, μή μοί ποτ' ἔλθῃς, ὅτ' ἐγὼ πράττω καλῶς.
An approximation -- read τότ' for ποτ' -- of Aristophanes, Birds 134 (web address 1), with (confused) scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 July 2009@01:05:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 14 July 2009@03:52:34.
David Whitehead on 21 May 2013@08:00:40.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 22 May 2013@00:39:43.


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