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Headword: Ῥόδον ἀνεμώνῃ συγκρίνεις
Adler number: rho,203
Translated headword: you are comparing a rose to an anemone
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial saying] in reference to those juxtaposing dissimilar things.[1]
And another saying: 'you have spoken roses of me', meaning what you have said about me is roses. Aristophanes [sc. uses this].[2]
And another saying: 'come to Rhodes and search no longer', in reference to those delighting in something.[3]
Greek Original:
Ῥόδον ἀνεμώνῃ συγκρίνεις: ἐπὶ τῶν ἀνόμοια συμβαλλόντων. καὶ ἑτέρα παροιμία: Ῥόδα μ' εἴρηκας, ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐμοὶ τὰ παρὰ σοῦ εἰρημένα ῥόδα ἐστίν. Ἀριστοφάνης. καὶ ἑτέρα παροιμία: Ῥόδον παρελθὼν μηκέτι ζήτει πάλιν, ἐπὶ τῶν κυδαινόντων τινάς.
[1] Gregorius 3.7, etc.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 910 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there.
[3] Gregorius 3.60, etc. For Rhodes see rho 196, rho 205.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; ethics; geography; imagery; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 April 2003@04:39:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 14 April 2004@00:48:55.
David Whitehead (typo in tr; augmented n.3) on 14 April 2004@03:53:58.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 25 August 2011@04:08:54.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 19 September 2011@22:11:54.
David Whitehead on 28 October 2013@09:50:08.


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