Praxilla, fr. 750 (Schol. Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 528ff.)

 

“Friend, protect yourself against the scorpion under every stone.”

 

ὑπὸ παντὶ λίθῳ σκορπίον ὦ ἑταῖρε φυλάσσεο

 

 

This is cited by the scholiast when discussing the following passage, quite clearly about politicians (Ar. Thesm. 528-31)

 

τὴν παροιμίαν δ᾽ ἐπαινῶ

τὴν παλαιάν: ὑπὸ λίθῳ γὰρ

παντί νου χρὴ

μὴ δάκῃ ῥητωρ ἀθρεῖν.

2 thoughts on “Praxilla, fr. 750 (Schol. Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 528ff.)

  1. Pingback: A List of Women Authors from the Ancient World « SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

  2. Pingback: A List of Women Authors from the Ancient World – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Leave a reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s