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Headword: Akratos oinos Agathou Daimonos
Adler number: alpha,966
Translated headword: unmixed wine of the Good Divinity
Vetting Status: high
When the table was removed after dinner, unmixed wine was passed around and was called 'of the Good Divinity.' But some say that the first cup is so called.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] a)krato/teros ["more/rather unmixed"].[2]
Greek Original:
Akratos oinos Agathou Daimonos: airomenês tês trapezês meta to deipnon, akratos oinos periephereto kai ekaleito Agathou Daimonos. hoi de phasi to prôton potêrion houtô legesthai. kai Akratoteros.
See already alpha 122 and the notes there; LSJ entry at web address 1.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 85, where the headword phrase occurs (in the accusative case). (Greek calls the Divinity a "Daimon," a beneficent but unnamed power. Not the "demon" of the NT.) For a relief sculpture of the Agathos Daimon, see web address 2.
[2] cf. under zeta 164.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; religion
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 22 June 2000@21:53:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 25 April 2002@03:56:03.
David Whitehead (another note) on 29 March 2006@07:33:59.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 29 January 2012@08:57:00.
Catharine Roth (deleted a link, augmented notes) on 29 April 2012@00:29:20.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link 2) on 15 May 2015@01:30:16.


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