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Headword: *)/aeikes
Adler number: alpha,621
Translated headword: unalike
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that which is dissimilar.[1] But [sc. differently accented] a)eike/s ["indecorous"] [means] that which is unsuitable.[2]
In the Epigrams: "not indecorous."[3]
And elsewhere: "you fall so indecorously into delusions."[4]
Greek Original:
*)/aeikes: to\ a)no/moion: *)aeike\s de\ to\ a)prepe/s. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: ou)/ toi a)eike/s. kai\ au)=qis: ei)s a)/tas e)mpi/pteis ou(/tws a)eikw=s.
[1] Neuter nominative/accusative singular, with the same or similar glossing in other lexica and grammars; evidently quoted from somewhere.
[2] cf. alpha 622, alpha 623, alpha 624.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.115.7 (generally attributed to Antipater of Sidon), on the horns and hide of a bull killed by Philip of Macedon; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 27); (vol. II, 71-73); and further excerpts from this epigram at alpha 1542, beta 529, delta 361, epsilon 2968, mu 580, and omicron 501. The hunter is generally identified as Philip V of Macedon (238-179 BCE; cf. phi 355 and OCD4 s.v. Philip(3)); cf. Gow and Page (vol. II, 72).
Also see Homer, Iliad 9.70 (web address 1 below) where a very similar phrase (ou)de\n a)eike/s) is used in a Homer-inspired herm epigram dedicated by Kimon in Athens after his victory, c.476 BCE, at Eion (Aeschines 3.185; Plutarch, Kimon 7). Eion is at the mouth of the River Strymon, where it empties into the Aegean Sea from Thrace (Barrington Atlas map 51 grid B3).
[4] Sophocles, Electra 215-6 (web address 2 below).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
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Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 March 2001@21:02:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; added keywords) on 20 March 2001@06:12:46.
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 9 May 2002@05:32:46.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 16 August 2006@04:25:57.
Jennifer Benedict (added and updated links) on 15 March 2008@22:43:52.
Jennifer Benedict (web address cosmeticule) on 15 March 2008@22:46:24.
David Whitehead (betacoding and other cosmetics) on 12 January 2012@09:00:41.
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Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 1 May 2015@01:09:58.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.3, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keywords, added map reference) on 2 July 2021@14:29:43.
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