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Headword: Ἄκρατος οἶνος Ἀγαθοῦ Δαίμονος
Adler number: alpha,966
Translated headword: unmixed wine of the Good Divinity
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
When the table was removed after dinner, unmixed wine was passed around and was called 'of the Good Divinity.' But some say that the first cup is so called.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] ἀκρατότερος ["more/rather unmixed"].[2]
Greek Original:
Ἄκρατος οἶνος Ἀγαθοῦ Δαίμονος: αἰρομένης τῆς τραπέζης μετὰ τὸ δεῖπνον, ἄκρατος οἶνος περιεφέρετο καὶ ἐκαλεῖτο Ἀγαθοῦ Δαίμονος. οἱ δέ φασι τὸ πρῶτον ποτήριον οὕτω λέγεσθαι. καὶ Ἀκρατότερος.
Notes:
See already alpha 122 and the notes there; LSJ entry at web address 1.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 85, where the headword phrase occurs (in the accusative case). (Greek calls the Divinity a "Daimon," a beneficent but unnamed power. Not the "demon" of the NT.) For a relief sculpture of the Agathos Daimon, see web address 2.
[2] cf. under zeta 164.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; religion
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 22 June 2000@21:53:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 25 April 2002@03:56:03.
David Whitehead (another note) on 29 March 2006@07:33:59.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 29 January 2012@08:57:00.
Catharine Roth (deleted a link, augmented notes) on 29 April 2012@00:29:20.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link 2) on 15 May 2015@01:30:16.

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