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Headword: *dai/+
Adler number: delta,11
Translated headword: in fray
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] in battle.[1]
In the Epigrams: "(I) the trumpet, which once poured forth war's bloody tune in the fray and the sweet melody of peace, [hang here etc.]".[2]
Greek Original:
*dai/+: th=| ma/xh|. e)n *)epigra/mmasin: a( pa/ros ai(mato/en pole/mou me/los e)n dai/+, sa/lpigc, kai\ gluku\n eu)ra/nas e)kproxe/ousa no/mon.
[1] The headword is dative case of the epic/poetic noun da/i+s. For the glossing cf. delta 17 (and the scholia to Homer, Iliad 13.286).
[2] Greek Anthology 6.159.1-2 (Antipater of Sidon), it continues at kappa 1281, the warrior Pherenikos offers his trumpet to Athena; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 12), (vol. II, 36), and an additional extract from this epigram at epsilon 2979. The Doric form of ei)rh/nh "peace" should be ei)ra/na. See theta 555 for a related epigram and a note thereto regarding doubts expressed by Gow and Page (vol. II, 35) about the authenticity of the offering.
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)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; military affairs; meter and music; poetry
Translated by: Gabriel Bodard on 2 June 2000@11:54:11.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Altered wording, added keywords) on 4 June 2000@23:18:53.
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; added keyword) on 25 March 2001@07:53:10.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 22 June 2011@08:25:08.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 27 November 2014@01:17:11.
David Whitehead on 27 November 2014@02:58:32.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 27 November 2014@19:19:50.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 17 April 2016@20:52:40.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 13 May 2016@01:44:57.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added link) on 21 October 2020@01:40:59.


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