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Headword: Ἑρμοκοπίδαι
Adler number: epsilon,3047
Translated headword: Hermwreckers, Hermokopidai
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
These men mutilated the herms, when they were about to sail in [sic] Sicily.[1]
Greek Original:
Ἑρμοκοπίδαι: οὗτοι ἠκροτηρίασαν τοὺς Ἑρμᾶς, ὅτε ἔμελλον πλεῖν ἐν Σικελίᾳ.
Notes:
In 415 BC. See principally Thucydides 6.27 (web address 1 below). For herms cf. epsilon 3029, epsilon 3051, and generally OCD(4) 671.
"Hermokopidai" is a word first attested in Aristophanes, Lysistrata 1094 (web address 2), the scholia to which supply the present entry.
[1] The scholia have the obviously superior phrase ἐπὶ Σικελίας .
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: art history; chronology; comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; military affairs; politics; religion
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 14 February 2001@01:23:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 27 March 2001@04:30:54.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 9 October 2005@10:14:09.
Catharine Roth (added another link) on 5 January 2008@01:17:06.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 6 January 2008@10:39:23.
Catharine Roth (added accents, raised status) on 7 January 2008@00:46:30.
David Whitehead on 28 October 2012@09:10:26.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 August 2014@08:29:52.
Catharine Roth (tweaked reference and links) on 4 December 2017@01:33:55.

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