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Headword: *)akratopo/ths
Adler number: alpha,962
Translated headword: unmixed-wine-drinker
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a drunkard, one who drinks unmixed wine insatiably.
Greek Original:
*)akratopo/ths: o( me/qusos, o( to\n a)/kraton oi)=non a)plh/stws pi/nwn.
The word (LSJ entry at web address 1) is particularly associated with king Cleomenes of Sparta, who picked up this habit from the Scythians: Herodotus 6.84; cf. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 10.427B-C (10.29 Kaibel), 10.436E (10.48 Kaibel); Aelian, Varia Historia 2.41. But see also under zeta 163, kappa 203.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; food; geography; historiography
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 1 May 2000@22:26:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 4 June 2002@10:50:53.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword) on 22 August 2006@22:16:48.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 29 January 2012@08:41:07.
David Whitehead (expanded some refs) on 14 January 2015@03:34:51.


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