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Headword: Oikoi
Adler number: omicroniota,91
Translated headword: at home
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] in the house.[1]
And [there is] a proverb:[2] "[keep] Milesian ways at home". In reference to those displaying finery in inappropriate circumstances; for once, Aristagoras of Miletus went to Sparta to ask for help for the Ionians, whom the Persians were fighting in a war. He made a speech wearing expensive clothing and the rest of his Ionian finery; so one of the Ephors said to him "[keep] Milesian ways at home".
Greek Original:
Oikoi: en tôi oikôi. kai paroimia: Oikoi ta Milêsia. epi tôn hopou mê prosêkei tên truphên epideiknumenôn: Aristagoras gar ho Milêsios elthôn pote eis Lakedaimona êxiou boêthein tois Iôsi polemoumenois hupo Persôn. edêmêgorei de esthêta echôn polutelê kai tên allên truphên tên Iônikên. eipen oun tis pros auton tôn Ephorôn: oikoi ta Milêsia.
[1] Locative form from oi)=kos (paroxytone, unlike the nominative plural). Likewise in other lexica.
[2] Zenobius 5.57. For Aristagoras in Sparta in 499 BCE see generally Herodotus 5.49-51 (without this particular anecdote, but with others). For Miletus see generally mu 1060.
Keywords: biography; clothing; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 December 2002@09:24:50.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note and keyword) on 16 August 2003@22:15:10.
David Whitehead (added x-ref and keyword; cosmetics) on 17 August 2003@05:40:21.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 14 April 2011@05:35:26.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2013@04:51:41.


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