Type 31348

Χρεὼν Διὸς Κόρινθον ἐνταυθοῖ γράφειν.
Text source M. Luzzatto, 1999, Tzetzes lettore di Tucidide: note autografe sul Codice Heidelberg Palatino Greco 252, Bari: 111
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Person(s)
Poet
John Tzetzes (12th c.) - PBW: Ioannes/459/
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Zeus
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Comment The expression 'Διὸς Κόρινθον' is a curse, used for those who frequently repeat the same words. Cf. Mészáros (2013: 74, n. 26): "The “Corinthus, son of Zeus” is a well–known Greek proverb meaning something like “the same old stuff again”. According to the tradition, the city Corinth attempted to convince the rebellious Megara by referring to the hero named Corinthus, the mythical founder of Megara. The Megarians, however, refused this argument laughing."
Bibliography
Number of verses 1
Occurrence(s) [31350] χρε(ὼν), διὸ(ς) κόρινθ(ον) ἐνταυθοῖ γράφ(ειν)
HEIDELBERG - Universitätsbibliothek - Palat. gr. 252 (f. 131v)
(1 verse)
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Acknowledgements
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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 861: "Ioann. Tzetzes, Scholium in Thucydidem (3.116.3)"
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