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Headword: *)aluska/zein
Adler number: alpha,1442
Translated headword: to avoid
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to circumvent, to steer clear of, to flee.[1]
"For if the daughters of Lycambes left the light to avoid the harsh sound of Archilochus' iambics [...]."[2]
Greek Original:
*)aluska/zein: perii/+stasqai, e)kkli/nein, feu/gein. ei) ga\r fe/ggos e)/lipon a)luska/zousai i)a/mbwn a)/grion *)arxilo/xou fqe/gma *lukambia/des.
Epic/poetic verb.
[1] Similar glossing in other lexica, and cf. also the scholia to Homer, Iliad 5.253 (where the participle a)luska/zonti occurs).
[2] Greek Anthology 7.70.3-4 (Julian, prefect of Egypt); again at lambda 795. Legend has it that Archilochus' lampoons in iambic verse caused the suicide of Lycambes' daughters. On Archilochus, see generally alpha 4112; on iambic satire, see generally see iota 25.
Keywords: biography; definition; epic; meter and music; poetry; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 9 June 2000@12:38:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (supplemented translation, added keyword) on 3 July 2002@20:53:36.
Catharine Roth (augmented notes) on 4 July 2002@00:12:32.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 July 2002@04:37:27.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 11 February 2012@06:18:05.
David Whitehead on 11 February 2012@06:18:45.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 13 March 2012@01:45:47.
David Whitehead on 14 June 2015@06:04:22.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 23 June 2020@19:23:25.


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