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Headword: Thoinêtôr
Adler number: theta,525
Translated headword: feaster
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who eats up.
"For you died [because of] a plague, [which was] a feaster on the whole land, before you took the sceptre of your fathers in your youthful palm."[1] The saying [is used] about a Ptolemy.
Greek Original:
Thoinêtôr: ho katesthiôn. ôleo gar loimon, holês thoinêtora chersou, prin paterôn nearai skêptron helein palamai. peri Ptolemaiou ho logos.
cf. generally theta 524, theta 526.
[1] Greek Anthology 7.241.9-10 (Antipater of Sidon), where the text has dia\ loimo/n. The quotation is from an epitaph for a Ptolemy; hence the Suda's comment. See Gow and Page (vol. I, 20); (vol. II, 54-5); and further extracts from this epigram at alpha 1578 (with a note on the Ptolemaic prince's possible identity), delta 102, delta 1316, epsilon 9, tau 454, and tau 573.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1965)
Keywords: biography; definition; food; geography; imagery; medicine; poetry
Translated by: Nicholas Wilshere on 21 November 2002@16:23:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 22 November 2002@04:51:48.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 7 January 2013@04:15:39.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 12 October 2020@13:30:21.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation at Ron Allen's suggestion) on 12 October 2020@16:07:29.


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