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Headword: *)epetei/ous u(ma=s o)/ntas
Adler number: epsilon,2093
Translated headword: you being yearly
Vetting Status: high
He made a metaphor from those birds that do not stay in one place, but are borne in flight. That is, [they are] fickle, lightly-esteeming, not always remaining in the same circumstances, fastidious.
Greek Original:
*)epetei/ous u(ma=s o)/ntas: a)po\ tw=n oi)wnw=n meth/negke tw=n mh\ moni/mwn o)/ntwn, a)lla\ ferome/nwn th=| pth/sei. toute/stin eu)metablh/tous, o)ligw/rous, mh\ diame/nontas e)n toi=s au)toi=s a)ei/, a(yiko/rous.
The headword phrase is an abridged quotation from Aristophanes Knights 518 (web address 1), and the entry derives from the scholia thereto.
cf. epsilon 2092, epsilon 3304.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; imagery; poetry; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Emily Rossow on 27 September 2006@02:57:18.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified translation, added note, link and keywords) on 27 September 2006@02:58:32.
David Whitehead (x-refs; another keyword; cosmetics; raised status) on 27 September 2006@05:49:28.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 7 October 2012@05:53:22.


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