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Headword: Πτολεμαὶ̈ς δίκη
Adler number: pi,3031
Translated headword: Ptolemais' justice
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Ptolemais was a wise old woman in olden days; she was pronouncing on lawsuits up until the time of her death, because of always postponing and never wanting to stop being a judge.
Greek Original:
Πτολεμαὶ̈ς δίκη: πρεσβύτις ἦν ἡ Πτολεμαὶ̈ς ἀρχαία, ἄχρις οὗ ἀποθάνοι δίκας λέγουσα, διὰ τὸ ἀεὶ ὑπερτίθεσθαι καὶ μήποτε βούλεσθαι ἀπαλλαγῆναι τοῦ δικάζεσθαι.
Note:
The paroemiographers make explicit what is left implicit here: this proverbial phrase was used of things being put off.
Keywords: aetiology; chronology; daily life; law; proverbs; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 February 2010@10:01:53.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 26 May 2010@01:34:52.
David Whitehead (tweaked headword; typo) on 26 May 2010@03:00:25.
David Whitehead on 30 November 2011@05:46:58.

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