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Headword: *daitalei=s
Adler number: delta,125
Translated headword: feasters
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] banqueters and club-members and symposiasts and those such as feast together. Thus Aristophanes [uses this word].[1]
"The king granted an after-dinner entertainment to the feasters as if it were something noteworthy, and this he was showing."[2]
Greek Original:
*daitalei=s: daitumo/nes kai\ qiasw=tai kai\ sumpo/tai kai\ oi(=on sundaitalei=s. ou(/tws *)aristofa/nhs. e)pidei/pnion o( basileu\s qe/an toi=s daitaleu=sin w(/sper a)cio/logon xarizo/menos, tou=t' e)dei/knuen.
[1] Daitaleis (or Daitales) is the title of a lost play by Aristophanes (staged 427 BCE); see Kassel-Austin, PCG II pp.122-148, and further, next note.
[2] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 5.5.9 (on Chosroes), with an extraneous addendum. (Attempts to emend this quotation into a plausible fragment of Aristophanes' Daitaleis are misconceived.)
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; food; historiography; history
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 December 2003@17:11:48.
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