Seriphian Frogs Don’t Croak

“Seriphian Frog: This is said of mutes. For, the frogs in Seriphos don’t croak.”

Βάτραχος Σερίφιος: ἐπὶ τῶν ἀφώνων. Οἱ γὰρ ἐν Σερίφῳ βάτραχοι οὐ φθέγγονται.

-Diogenianus, Paroimiae 3.45

Editorial Note: I wish that the frogs where I live would take a hint from their Seriphian cousins!

One thought on “Seriphian Frogs Don’t Croak

  1. Of interest:
    Εἰ δέ
    τοι ἐμπνεῖς καὶ τῇ βασιλευούσῃ ἐμπολιτεύῃ, ἀπορῶ τίς ἡ τοσαύτη μεταβολὴ (5)
    καὶ τί τὸ μεταπεσὸν ὄστρακον, ὥστε τὸν λάλον σὲ Σεριφίου γενέσθαι
    βατράχου κωφότερον.
    Symeon the Logothete, Epitula 78
    (Thanks for your blog and twitter presence by the way. I am enjoy reading you often. On twitter I am Քասանդռոս Մաստեռտոն // @MarkJMasterson)

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