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Headword: Andra Tithônon sparattôn kai tarattôn kai kukôn
Adler number: alpha,2159
Translated headword: attacking and troubling and vexing (old-)man Tithonos
Vetting Status: high
That is, [doing so to] someone exceedingly old. From Tithonos, who grew altogether ancient and was changed into a cicada.
Greek Original:
Andra Tithônon sparattôn kai tarattôn kai kukôn: toutestin huperagan gegêrakota. apo Tithônou, tou panu gêrasantos kai metablêthentos eis tettiga.
Aristophanes, Acharnians 688 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there; cf. tau 578.
For Tithonos see OCD(4) p.507 (under Eos).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; mythology; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 25 October 2000@18:11:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note; cosmetics) on 26 October 2000@03:58:52.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 August 2002@06:53:17.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 19 October 2004@01:25:23.
David Whitehead (cosmetic) on 19 October 2004@03:05:12.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 20 July 2011@16:28:51.
David Whitehead on 1 March 2012@03:12:46.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@06:15:23.
David Whitehead on 11 July 2015@03:39:27.


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