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Headword: *kerameiko/s
Adler number: kappa,1355
Translated headword: Kerameikos, Ceramicus
Vetting Status: high
An elevated place in Attica, where every year the Athenians used to celebrate a contest in torch-racing [and?] singing/dancing. [It is said that] an elevated tower exists there; it is on this that he is advising him to climb up to watch the torch-race, and when [the competitors] have been sent off, to send himself down.
Greek Original:
*kerameiko/s: to/pos th=s *)attikh=s u(yhlo/s, o(/pou e)pete/loun oi( *)aqhnai=oi kat' e)/tos lampa/dos xorou= a)gw=na. u(pa/rxein de\ e)kei=se pu/rgon u(yhlo/n: e)f' o(\n sumbouleu/ei au)to\n a)naba/nta qewrei=n th\n lampa/da, kai\ o(/tan a)feqw=sin, a)fei=nai e(auto\n ka/tw.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Frogs 131 (Heracles speaking to Dionysus, web address 1); see also epsiloniota 157. The event in question was part of the Panathenaea festival: see Dover ad loc., and H.W. Parke, Festivals of the Athenians (London 1977) 46.
cf. already kappa 1354, and again kappa 1356, kappa 1357.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: architecture; athletics; comedy; definition; geography; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 September 2005@06:57:19.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 2 September 2005@12:44:18.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 4 September 2005@04:41:36.
David Whitehead on 18 February 2013@07:03:52.


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