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Headword: Ἀριστόξενος
Adler number: alpha,3928
Translated headword: Aristoxenus, Aristoxenus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Aristoxenus] of Cyrene; [the man] who because of his unsurpassable luxuriance used to water the lettuces in his garden with honeyed wine in the evenings, and used to say that green flatcakes were [thus] being supplied to him.
Greek Original:
Ἀριστόξενος, Κυρηναῖος: ὅστις ὑπὸ τῆς ἀνυπερβλήτου τρυφῆς τὰς ἐν τῷ κήπῳ θρίδακας οἰνομέλιτι ἑσπέρας ἐπότιζε, καὶ χλωροὺς πλακοῦντας ἔλεγεν ἀναπέμπεσθαι αὑτῷ.
Notes:
Abridged from Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 1.7C (1.12 Kaibel).
Aristoxenus of Cyrene was a hedonist philosopher, not to be confused with his namesake alpha 3297.
Keywords: agriculture; biography; botany; ethics; food; geography; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 15 February 2002@11:30:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 17 February 2002@05:47:14.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 12 April 2012@05:41:18.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 14 January 2015@00:02:10.

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