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Headword: *)ew/rhma
Adler number: epsilon,1897
Translated headword: crane, hoist
Vetting Status: high
Bellerophon desired to ascend into heaven by means of the winged [horse] Pegasus. And Euripides says: "come, o my dear one, than Pegasus [sc. more] swift-winged."[1] He is being lifted up high on a machine. This is called e)w/rhma.[2] In it they used to bring down the gods and those who traveled in the air.
Greek Original:
*)ew/rhma: o( *bellerofo/nths dia\ tou= *phga/sou tou= pterwtou= e)pequ/mhsen ei)s to\n ou)rano\n a)nelqei=n. kai/ fhsin *eu)ripi/dhs: a)/g' w)= fi/lon moi *phga/sou taxu/pteron. mete/wros de\ ai)/retai e)pi\ mhxanh=s. tou=to de\ kalei=tai e)w/rhma. e)n au)th=| de\ kath=gon tou\s qeou\s kai\ tou\s e)n a)e/ri polou=ntas.
From scholia on Aristophanes, Peace 76 and 80 (web address 1): Trygaeus is described as addressing his giant dung-beetle steed as if it were Pegasus (OCD(4) s.v. Pegasus(1), and under tau 894).
[1] This is the Suda's version of Euripides fr. 306 Nauck. The Aristophanic scholiast ends the quotation with ptero/n, which Nauck printed as ptero/n ... to suggest that the line's final foot is missing. For the Suda's taxu/pteron cf. (?)Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 88 (taxu/pteroi pnoai/)
[2] Better spelled ai)w/rhma; cf. alphaiota 263.
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mythology; science and technology; stagecraft; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 January 2006@22:44:36.
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David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 21 January 2006@05:01:03.
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Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 26 September 2012@23:46:23.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; expanded notes) on 18 January 2016@07:48:46.
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