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Headword: Bouphagos
Adler number: beta,473
Translated headword: ox-devouring
Vetting Status: high
"He just brushed the rain from his hair, but on his track an ox-devouring lion came into the hollow path."[1]
Greek Original:
Bouphagos: hueton arti komês apemorxato, tou de kat' ichnos bouphagos eis koilên atrapon hikto leôn.
The unglossed headword is extracted from the quotation.
[1] Greek Anthology, 6.217.3-4 (attributed to Simonides), quoted from alpha 3019. On this epigram, wherein a Gallus (cf. gamma 41, gamma 42) beats his timbrel to frighten away a lion, see Gow and Page vol. I (180); vol. II (517-518); and further extracts at epsilon 1196, eta 482, kappa 1050, lambda 147, and omicron 541. The Galli were eunuch priests of Kybele (kappa 2586).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: food; gender and sexuality; meter and music; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 7 June 2002@13:08:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 9 June 2002@07:21:46.
David Whitehead on 13 June 2011@03:19:16.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 4 July 2012@21:27:42.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 4 July 2012@21:30:39.
David Whitehead on 23 September 2015@08:01:32.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 8 February 2019@18:40:55.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keywords) on 2 May 2022@11:07:03.


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