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Headword: *)amorgoi/ po/lews o)/leqros
Adler number: alpha,1627
Translated headword: squeezers [are] a city's ruin
Vetting Status: high
Cratinus in Seriphians [sc. uses the phrase].[1] They also call them morgoi, taking away the alpha, as in other cases: for they call amauron mauron and asphodelon sphodelon.[2]
Greek Original:
*)amorgoi/ po/lews o)/leqros: *krati=nos *serifi/ois. kalou=si de\ kai\ morgou/s, to\ a a)fairou=ntes, w(/sper kai\ e)p' a)/llwn: mau=ron ga\r to\ a)mauro\n kai\ sfo/delon to\n a)sfo/delon kalou=sin.
LSJ entry at web address 1; cf. mu 1247.
[1] Cratinus fr. 214 Kock, now 221 Kassel-Austin. On Cratinus see generally OCD(4) s.v. (p.391), and kappa 2344. His Seriphians dealt with the arrival of Perseus and Danae in their chest onto the shore of the island of Seriphos; Strabo 10.5.10 (C487) conveniently summarizes the myth as a whole. (A lost satyr play of Aeschylus, Dictyulci or Net-Draggers, apparently had much the same plot.) "Squeezers" or "drainers" are explained by Photius (Lexicon alpha1233) and Eustathius on the Iliad, p. 838.54, as men who inflict outrages on the common weal.
[2] The lexicographer is clearly correct about the occurrence of apheresis in the last two examples, but the principal case is more ambiguous: morgo/s has no literary attestations but occurs only in commentators or scholiasts. Both Photius, Lexicon alpha1235 Theodoridis, and Eustathius on the Odyssey p. 1608, 57 agree with the Suda, perhaps drawing on some lost scholiast. For asphodel, see alpha 4298, alpha 4299, sigma 1751; for a)mauro/s see alpha 1511, mu 295.
R. Kassel and C. Austin, Poetae comici graeci, Berlin and New York, vol.IV
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Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 14 April 2001@11:02:30.
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William Hutton (Cosmetics, raised status) on 16 April 2001@11:09:44.
Catharine Roth (cosmetic) on 17 April 2001@00:31:49.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 21 April 2001@10:22:27.
Catharine Roth (tweaked betacode, added cross-references) on 26 April 2009@20:18:54.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 15 February 2012@09:18:38.
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