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Headword: Ἀλφιτοσιτῶ
Adler number: alpha,1456
Translated headword: I eat barley-bread
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"For whoever eats barley-bread, always eats the loaf mixed with water." Xenophon [sc. says this].[1]
Greek Original:
Ἀλφιτοσιτῶ. καὶ γὰρ ὅστις ἀλφιτοσιτεῖ, ὕδατι μεμιγμένην ἀεὶ τὴν μάζαν ἐσθίει. Ξενοφῶν.
Note:
[1] Xenophon, Cyropaedia 6.2.28 (web address 1). For the continuation of the quotation with respect to wheaten bread, see alpha 4053 (and for both, see mu 34). In both instances Cyrus, king of Persia, was aiming to have his subjects drink less wine and more water.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; botany; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; geography; historiography
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 June 2000@18:24:31.
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David Whitehead (augmented note) on 19 September 2000@06:50:40.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 4 July 2002@22:53:40.
Catharine Roth (added link and cross-reference) on 6 May 2008@10:53:15.
David Whitehead (adjusted keywords; cosmetics) on 6 May 2008@14:15:12.
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Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 13 March 2012@00:23:30.
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