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Headword: Hôpsoponos
Adler number: omega,294
Translated headword: food-worker; sous-chef
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who busies himself with food; a cook.[1]
"Spinther [Sparky] the food-worker dedicated these tokens of his craft to Hermes, having laid aside the burden of his servitude."[2]
Greek Original:
Hôpsoponos: ho peri ta opsa ascholoumenos: ho mageiros. hôpsoponos Spinthêr Hermêi tade sumbola technês thêkato, doulosunas achthos apôsamenos.
cf. generally omicron 1087, omicron 1088.
[1] That is, o( o)yopo/nos pronounced and written with crasis.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.306.9-10 (Ariston), a list of kitchen equipment dedicated to Hermes by Spinther the cook upon his manumission; cf. Gow and Page, vol. I (42-43); vol. II (110-111); and further excerpts from this epigram at alpha 1146, alpha 4064, beta 34, mu 11, pi 3007, tau 73, tau 74, tau 799, and chi 620.
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: daily life; definition; food; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 September 2005@19:41:43.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 6 September 2005@04:02:58.
Catharine Roth (added note) on 6 September 2005@11:18:53.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 4 November 2013@06:21:59.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keyword) on 26 March 2019@21:58:22.


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