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Headword: Êrasson
Adler number: eta,482
Translated headword: they were smiting, they were assailing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they were striking, they were hitting, they were slandering.[1] "Having recognized [him] they stood around [him], then were smiting him with reproaches on one side and the other." Meaning all of them unanimously.[2]
And elsewhere: "but he held a large drum in his flying hand, he struck [it], and he made the whole cave echo with its clanging."[3]
Greek Original:
Êrasson: ekrouon, eplêtton, eblasphêmoun. mathontes amphestêsan, eit' oneidesin êrasson enthen kanthen. anti tou pantes homophronôs. kai authis: autar ho peptamenêi mega tumpanon escheto cheiri, êraxen, kanachêi d' iachen antron hapasan.
[1] Imperfect of a)ra/ssw, third person plural, evidently extracted from the quotation which immediately follows; cf. alpha 3742, alpha 3745.
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 724-5 (web address 1), with scholion.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.217.5-6 (attributed to Simonides), with o(\ sxe/qe rather than e)/sxeto and a(/pan to agree with a)/ntron. On this epigram, wherein a Gallus (cf. gamma 41, gamma 42) beats his drum so as to drive away a lion, see also Gow and Page vol. I (180); vol. II (517-518); and further extracts at alpha 3019, beta 473, epsilon 1196, lambda 147, and omicron 541. The Galli were eunuch priests of the Phrygian goddess 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)
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; meter and music; poetry; religion; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 November 2006@01:02:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 November 2006@03:03:56.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 19 December 2012@05:03:23.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 23 December 2012@01:04:38.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 15 September 2018@01:50:57.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.3, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keywords) on 12 May 2022@21:53:15.


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