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Headword: Thoinê
Adler number: theta,526
Translated headword: feast
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a meal, banqueting, food.
"[...] bearing a dangerous gaping hole of a hungry throat, as if [going] to a feast."[1]
Damascius [writes]: "[...] not causing the rich to be in the feast, nor accepting their gifts."[2]
Greek Original:
Thoinê: trophê, euôchia, katabrôma. hôs epi thoinan chasma pherôn chalepon peinaleou pharungos. Damaskios: tous plousious ouk en thoinêi poioumenos, oude ta toutôn dôra prosiemenos.
cf. generally theta 524, theta 525.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.218.3-4 (Alcaeus), the dedication of a eunuch priest of Cybele (Kybele, cf. kappa 2586) who escaped from a lion by beating his timbrels; cf. Gow and Page, vol. I (9) and vol. II (24-26) and further extracts from this epigram at alpha 388, gamma 158, pi 952, pi 2954, tau 316, and omega 89.
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.20 Zintzen (236 Asmus, 20B Athanassiadi).
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: daily life; definition; economics; ethics; food; meter and music; philosophy; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Nicholas Wilshere on 21 November 2002@16:07:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes) on 22 November 2002@04:57:19.
Catharine Roth (augmented reference) on 15 May 2003@21:09:54.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 7 January 2013@04:17:06.
David Whitehead on 28 April 2016@06:27:02.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keywords) on 7 December 2018@00:03:17.


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