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Headword: Βουφόνια
Adler number: beta,474
Translated headword: Bouphonia, Ox-slaying
Vetting Status: high
A very ancient festival among [the] Athenians. For in the Diipolieia[1] they say that an ox ate a round cake that was prepared for the sacrifice, but a certain Thaulôn, as it stands, slew the ox with an axe, as Androtion also says.[2]
Greek Original:
Βουφόνια: ἑορτὴ παρὰ Ἀθηναίοις πάνυ ἀρχαία. ἐν γὰρ τοῖς Διϊπολείοις φασὶ τὸν βοῦν τὸ πόπανον φαγεῖν τὸ παρεσκευασμένον εἰς τὴν θυσίαν, Θαύλωνα δέ τινα, ὡς εἶχε, τῷ πελέκει ἀποκτεῖναι τὸν βοῦν, ὡς καὶ Ἀνδροτίων φησί.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 985, where the genitive case of the headword occurs; and similar material in other lexica. See also beta 475.
[1] See delta 1045.
[2] Androtion, FGrH 342 F13; cf. theta 67.
Keywords: aetiology; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; historiography; mythology; religion; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 June 2002@00:23:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; augmented keywords) on 11 June 2002@03:33:51.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 13 June 2011@03:22:57.
David Whitehead on 3 June 2012@06:04:11.


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