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Headword: Allantopôlês
Adler number: alpha,1067
Translated headword: sausage-seller
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the man selling types of guts, gut-seller. For a)lla=s [is] the gut, [and in the genitive it is] a)lla=ntos.
"Instead of a trophy they set up a standard for the general. And hanging sausages from it they jeered at their enemies with laughter".[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "he wanted to eat sausages out of [the] Apatouria." [The] Apatouria was a public festival celebrated among [the] Athenians.[2]
Greek Original:
Allantopôlês: ho eidê enterôn pôlôn, enteropôlês. allas gar to enteron, allantos. anti tropaiou estêsan tôi stratêgôi sêmeion. allantas te autou apokremasantes tois polemiois sun gelôti epetôthazon. Aristophanês: êra phagein allantas ex Apatouriôn. Apatouria de heortê dêmotelês agomenê par' Athênaiois.
cf. generally alpha 1076 (and upsilon 390: Greek literature's best-known sausage-seller is the opponent of Paphlagon/Kleon in Aristophanes' Knights, and Adler suggests [addenda] that this material might come from scholia to Knights 141).
[1] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 2.18.26.
[2] For this material cf. alpha 2940.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; ethics; food; historiography; history; military affairs; religion; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 7 November 2000@17:00:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keyword) on 8 November 2000@06:17:16.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 10 June 2002@07:14:15.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; betacode and other cosmetics) on 2 February 2012@08:46:51.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note) on 21 January 2014@05:00:21.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 January 2014@23:54:43.
David Whitehead on 26 May 2015@08:51:11.


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