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Headword: *blakei/a
Adler number: beta,317
Translated headword: laziness, sloth
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] disdain, stupidity.[1]
"Grooms used to take a three-obol [wage] on account of sloth."[2]
Greek Original:
*blakei/a: u(peroyi/a, mwri/a. oi( stra/tores triw/bolon e)la/mbanon blakei/as xa/rin.
See also beta 318 (and for cognates beta 314, beta 315, beta 316).
[1] cf. the scholia to Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 325, where the headword appears (web address 1). See also kappa 905.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Frogs 140, where there is mention of Charon [Author, Myth] and his two-obol fee (web address 2). (At tau 997 "grooms" becomes "generals.) See also omicron 8, phi 235.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; economics; ethics; military affairs; mythology; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 December 2001@12:30:36.
Vetted by:
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