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Headword: Οὐκ ἐπαινεθείης, οὐδὲ ἐν περιδείπνῳ
Adler number: omicron,874
Translated headword: you would not be praised even at a funeral-feast
Vetting Status: high
The proverb applies to worthless people. For at funeral-feasts it was their custom to praise the deceased, even if he was a nobody.
Greek Original:
Οὐκ ἐπαινεθείης, οὐδὲ ἐν περιδείπνῳ: ἐπὶ τῶν μηδενὸς ἀξίων ἡ παροιμία. εἰώθεσαν γὰρ τὸν ἐν τοῖς περιδείπνοις τελευτήσαντα ἐπαινεῖν, καὶ εἰ φαῦλος ἦν.
Zenobius 5.28. etc.; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1681.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; food; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 October 2001@06:21:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 7 February 2004@22:02:32.
David Whitehead (supplied note) on 8 February 2004@05:01:15.
David Whitehead on 17 August 2012@05:11:37.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2013@05:01:53.


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