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Headword: Druokoitês
Adler number: delta,1545
Translated headword: oak-dweller
Vetting Status: high
"Shedding her virgin tears, the maiden Myro built a common tomb for the locust which sings in the fields and the oak-dweller cicada."[1]
Greek Original:
Druokoitês: akridi têi kat' arouran aêdoni kai druokoitêi tettigi xunon tumbon eteuxe Murô parthenion staxasa korê dakru.
The unglossed headword, nominative singular, appears in the dative in the quotation given -- but see next note.
[1] Greek Anthology 7.190.1-3 (Anyte or Leonidas), which actually has Doric druokoi/ta|; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 40). Gow and Page note that the Anthologia Palatina and the Anthologia Planudea ascribe this epigram to both Anyte and Leonidas of Tarentum (vol. II, 101). With almost all scholars, however, they reject the attribution to Leonidas, observing that the style clearly differs from the Tarentine's. They suggest (ibid.) that a confusion may have arisen over marginal annotations in the ancient texts, since Greek Anthology 7.198--without question attributed to Leonidas--also concerns a dead a)kri/s (locust); cf. epsilon 3926, kappa 197, and tau 1159.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1965)
Keywords: botany; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; meter and music; poetry; women; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 March 2005@18:02:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 27 March 2005@04:20:41.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 18 July 2012@07:25:03.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 16 November 2015@04:01:39.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 13 December 2020@15:47:45.


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