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Headword: Θεαγένης
Adler number: theta,80
Translated headword: Theagenes
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] 'Theagenes' Hekateion'. A proverb. This man was a coward; he had a statue of Hekate from which he used to learn when he was going anywhere.[1]
He also used to be called Smoke.
Greek Original:
Θεαγένης: ὄνομα κύριον. καὶ Θεαγένους Ἑκάτειον. παροιμία: οὗτος δειλὸς ἦν: εἶχε δὲ Ἑκάτης ἄγαλμα, οὗ ἐπυνθάνετο πανταχοῦ ἀπιών. ὃς καὶ Καπνὸς ἐκαλεῖτο.
cf. epsilon 361, theta 81.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 64.
Keywords: art history; biography; comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 18 January 2004@23:12:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; typo and other cosmetics) on 19 January 2004@04:13:23.
David Whitehead on 30 December 2012@07:02:20.
Catharine Roth (added a note number) on 10 October 2018@02:12:53.


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