Type 31663

Πάλιν Διὸς Κόρινθον ἐν Θουκυδίδῃ.
Text source M. Luzzatto, 1999, Tzetzes lettore di Tucidide: note autografe sul Codice Heidelberg Palatino Greco 252, Bari: 117
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s)
Person(s)
Poet
John Tzetzes (12th c.) - PBW: Ioannes/459/
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s)
Tag(s)
Translation(s)
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) [31669] πάλ(ιν), διὸς κόρινθο(ς), ἐν, θουκυδ(ί)δῃ
HEIDELBERG - Universitätsbibliothek - Palat. gr. 252 (f. 216v)
(1 verse)
Related type(s) [31348] Χρεὼν Διὸς Κόρινθον ἐνταυθοῖ γράφειν (1 verse) (Variant (other wordings))
Acknowledgements
Contributor(s)
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 591: "Ioann. Tzetzes, Scholium in Thucydidem (6.7.4)"
Permalink https://www.dbbe.ugent.be/types/31663
Last modified: 2021-11-18.