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Headword: Melon
Adler number: mu,533
Translated headword: being of concern
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] being a matter of care. Aristophanes [writes]: "being of no concern about me, so much as to find out any little jibe I might throw out while being crushed."[1]
"[...] that, although he was a king and a Persian, concerned with so many peoples and matters, yet he nevertheless desired to enjoy literature somehow or other, and to be exalted in his reputation for these things."[2]
Greek Original:
Melon: dia phrontidos on. Aristophanês: ouden ar' emou melon, hoson de monon eidenai skômmation, eipote ti thlibomenos ekbalô. hoti dê basileus ôn kai Persês, ethnôn te tosoutôn kai praxeôn melon autôi, ho de ephieto goun homôs hamêgepê apogeuesthai logôn kai tês peri tauta ganusthai doxês.
See also mu,532.
[1] Aristophanes, Wasps 1288-1289, with scholion; cf. sigma 687.
[2] Agathias, Histories 2.28 (p. 77 Keydell), on Chosroes; with slight variations again at chi 418.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 14 May 2009@01:35:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (keywords; tweaks and cosmetics.) on 14 May 2009@03:29:58.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@06:11:32.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@15:06:12.


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