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Headword: *bassarika/
Adler number: beta,140
Translated headword: Bassarika, Bassarica
Vetting Status: high
Soterichos wrote a [Bassarika] or Dionysiaka. He lived during the reign of Diocletian.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the genitive singular] "of Bassaric". In the Epigrams: "the twisted tambourine, goad of a Bassaric throng".[2] That is, of a sluttish [one].
Greek Original:
*bassarika/ h)/toi *dionusiaka\ e)/graye *swth/rixos, gegonw\s e)pi\ *dioklhtianou=. kai\ *bassarikou=. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: strepto\n *bassarikou= r(o/mbon qia/soio mu/wpa. toute/sti pornikou=.
The headword adjective, here neuter plural, is a synonym for Bacchic.
[1] See sigma 877.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.165.1 (Phalaecus); cf. rho 223, sigma 1193.
Keywords: biography; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; gender and sexuality; meter and music; mythology; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 7 June 2003@09:42:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 8 June 2003@07:20:26.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaking) on 22 May 2012@05:04:24.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 17 September 2015@02:57:44.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 5 December 2018@00:57:15.


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