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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. See further extracts from this epigram, a dedication to Dionysus, at alpha 1721, alpha 4681, beta 548, theta 379, theta 613, iota 72, kappa 2115, kappa 2279, and lambda 360. On the epigram's attribution, see alpha 1721 note.
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.
Ronald Allen (augmented n.2, added cross-references) on 30 May 2023@11:02:18.


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