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Headword: *bioth\
Adler number: beta,297
Translated headword: life, lifestyle, livelihood
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] living, and things [sc. necessary] for living;[1] also property/substance.[1]
In the Epigrams: "a second sun in [the] Greeks' life."[2]
Greek Original:
*bioth\ kai\ *bi/otos: zwh\, kai\ ta\ pro\s to\ zh=n: kai\ h( ou)si/a. e)n *)epigra/mmasin: *(ellh/nwn bioth=| deu/teron h)e/lion.
For the twin headwords, bioth/ and bi/otos, see LSJ entries at web addresses 1 & 2.
[1] Same material, variously, in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon, and cf. also the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 1.287.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.6.2 (Antipater of Sidon, an epitaph for the poet Homer). See Gow and Page (vol. I, 14), (vol. II, 41), and another excerpt from this epigram at alpha 1243.
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)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; economics; epic; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 October 2001@14:21:54.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation, augmented note, added link) on 14 October 2001@00:03:25.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 26 July 2003@11:04:22.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; more keywords; tweaking) on 28 May 2012@08:58:22.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 19 June 2012@00:27:19.
Catharine Roth (more coding) on 12 October 2014@00:53:43.
David Whitehead on 20 September 2015@10:52:50.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-reference) on 10 June 2021@13:52:04.


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