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Headword: Χάρμος
Adler number: chi,132
Translated headword: Charmus, Charmos, Kharmos
Vetting Status: high
[It is on record] that Charmus of Syracuse used to utter little verses and proverbs for every one of the dishes served at his banquets. Clearchus of Soli calls the poem Deipnology, others Opsology, Chrysippus Gastronomy, others The Life of Luxury [Hedupatheia].
Greek Original:
Χάρμος: ὅτι Χάρμος ὁ Συρακούσιος εἰς ἕκαστον τῶν ἐν τοῖς δείπνοις παρατιθεμένων στιχίδια καὶ παροιμίας ἔλεγε. Κλέαρχος δὲ ὁ Σολεὺς Δειπνολογίαν καλεῖ τὸ ποίημα, ἄλλοι Ὀψολογίαν, Χρύσιππος Γαστρονομίαν, ἄλλοι Ἡδυπάθειαν.
For notes see alpha 731, the entry for Athenaeus, from which this entry has been extracted (and Heath's translation repeated).
Keywords: biography; daily life; food; geography; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 10 October 2002@09:56:04.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords) on 10 October 2002@10:56:13.
David Whitehead (added keywords) on 24 February 2003@08:54:58.
David Whitehead (supplemented headword) on 26 July 2003@11:55:35.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2011@09:28:48.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 22 November 2014@22:09:09.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 23 November 2014@03:47:00.


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