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Headword: Οὐκ ἔστιν ὅς τις
Adler number: omicron,883
Translated headword: there is no [man]
Vetting Status: high
"[There is no] man who has good fortune in all respects. For either having been born noble he does not have a means of living, or being low-born he has lost his little oil-flask." What followed [was] "he tills a rich plain."
Greek Original:
Οὐκ ἔστιν ὅς τις πάντ' ἀνὴρ εὐδαιμονεῖ. ἢ γὰρ πεφυκὼς ἐσθλὸς οὐκ ἔχει βίον, ἢ δυσγενὴς ὢν ληκύθιον ἀπώλεσε. τὸ ἑξῆς, πλουσίαν ἀροῖ πλάκα.
Aristophanes, Frogs 1217-1219 (web address 1), with scholion on 1219: Euripides begins the prologue of Stheneboea (Euripides fr. 661 Nauck, fr. 16 Page), and Aeschylus interrupts with "lost his little oil-flask"; cf. lambda 436.
Keywords: agriculture; comedy; daily life; ethics; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 31 July 2010@23:32:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 1 August 2010@04:04:25.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2013@05:20:25.


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