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Headword: *(ewlokrasi/a
Adler number: epsilon,1886
Translated headword: dregs, leftovers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the worthless [residue of a] drink.
Demosthenes [writes]: "this man is to blame for bespattering me with some dregs of his own villainy".[1]
Greek Original:
*(ewlokrasi/a: h( matai/a po/sis. *dhmosqe/nhs: ai)/tios d' ou(=tos e(wlokrasi/an tina/ mou th=s ponhri/as au)tou= kateskeda/sas.
See also epsilon 1885, for a more detailed description of the drinking game e(wlokrasi/a to which Demosthenes may be referring here.
[1] Demosthenes 18.50, cited from Harpokration s.v. 'This man' is Aeschines, on whom see alphaiota 347, alphaiota 348.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; ethics; food; imagery; politics; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 November 2000@06:08:48.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keywords) on 4 January 2003@01:11:26.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 4 January 2003@04:31:01.
William Hutton (tweaked notes, set status) on 19 August 2007@05:47:55.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 19 August 2007@05:59:08.
David Whitehead on 26 September 2012@08:31:02.


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