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Headword: Thersiteion blemma
Adler number: theta,257
Translated headword: Thersites
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] 'Thersitean look'.[2]
Greek Original:
Thersitês: onoma kurion. kai Thersiteion blemma.
[1] That of an ugly, lower-class character in Homer, Iliad 2.212ff, who is punished for venturing to speak rather than listening respectfully to his betters; cf. alpha 4366, tau 368 (and chi 191), omega 237 (and see generally OCD(4) s.v., where it is pointed out that in post-Homeric tradition he rises in status).
[2] cf. Appendix Proverbiorum 3.19: a proverb directed at the very ugly.
Keywords: daily life; definition; epic; mythology; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 May 2004@09:08:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 17 May 2004@16:06:22.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 18 May 2004@03:32:56.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 14 April 2009@09:11:08.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2014@07:05:42.
David Whitehead on 28 April 2016@03:36:54.


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