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Headword: Ἀπ' αἰγείρου θέα καὶ ἐπ' αἴγειρον
Adler number: alpha,2952
Translated headword: view from the poplar and (view) at the poplar
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the one from the outermost [parts]. For a poplar was on the upper part of the theatre, from which those who did not have a place watched.
Greek Original:
Ἀπ' αἰγείρου θέα καὶ ἐπ' αἴγειρον: ἡ ἀπὸ τῶν ἐσχάτων. αἴγειρος γὰρ ἐπάνω ἦν τοῦ θεάτρου, ἀφ' ἧς οἱ μὴ ἔχοντες τόπον ἐθεώρουν.
Same or similar entry in other lexica (and see again, albeit slightly differently, at alphaiota 35). The headword phrase itself goes back to C5-BCE Athens: Cratinus fr. 339 Kock, now 372 K.-A.
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; definition; proverbs; stagecraft
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 December 2000@13:28:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 20 December 2000@03:28:32.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 18 August 2002@06:37:19.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added keyword) on 13 October 2005@20:43:01.
David Whitehead (tweaked headword; another keyword) on 14 October 2005@03:27:05.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 25 March 2012@08:18:29.
David Whitehead on 23 December 2014@04:58:17.


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