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Headword: *)admh/tou me/los kai\ *(armodi/ou
Adler number: alpha,493
Translated headword: Admetos' song and Harmodios'
Vetting Status: high
[A proverbial phrase] in reference to things which are easy and simple: for drinking-songs were said to be of this kind.
Greek Original:
*)admh/tou me/los kai\ *(armodi/ou: e)pi\ tw=n r(a|di/wn kai\ eu)ko/lwn: toiau=ta ga\r kai\ ta\ skolia\ lego/mena.
cf. Diogenianus 2.68 (and other paroemiographers), where it is clearer than it is here that no single song encompassing both these individuals is meant.
"Skolia" were songs sung in turn by guests at a banquet, when their poetical talents might be affected by drink. Harmodios was a regular subject of these songs: see alpha 3975. For Admetos see alpha 492.
Keywords: biography; daily life; food; meter and music; mythology; poetry; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 23 October 1999@21:29:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Altered wording; added note and keywords; changed status.) on 21 August 2000@01:36:44.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 17 February 2003@07:57:30.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 11 January 2012@05:49:13.
David Whitehead on 25 April 2015@10:41:54.


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