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Headword: *)emme/leia
Adler number: epsilon,972
Translated headword: emmeleia, harmony
Vetting Status: high
A choral dance.[1] [The word is spelled] in two ways: e)mme/leia and e)mmeli/a,[2] [meaning] rhythmical movement.[3]
"For you know how we feel about that harmony of yours."[4]
And a tragic dance with song and the choreography with the words.[5]
Greek Original:
*)emme/leia: xorikh\ o)/rxhsis. dixw=s, *)emme/leia kai\ *)emmeli/a, h( eu)ruqmi/a. oi)=sqa ga/r, o(/pws diakei/meqa peri\ th\n e)mmeli/an th\n sh/n. kai\ h( meta\ me/lous tragikh\ o)/rxhsis kai\ h( pro\s ta\s r(h/seis u(po/rxhsis.
See already epsilon 971 and again pi 3159.
[1] From a gloss on Herodotus 6.129.2, where the Ionic accusative e)mmelei/hn occurs in the famous story of Hippokleides squandering his chance to marry the daughter of Kleisthenes of Sikyon (omicron 978). See web address 1.
[2] Both spellings, Adler reports, appear in the Ambrosian Lexicon (792, 795).
[3] cf. a scholion on Aristophanes, Frogs 896, where the headword occurs (web address 2).
[4] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as one of the Letters of John Chrysostom (PG 52.737).
[5] Again from a scholion on Aristophanes, Frogs 896.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; Christianity; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; meter and music; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 February 2007@01:25:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 23 February 2007@03:26:48.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 23 February 2007@10:40:10.
David Whitehead (source-identification; more keywords) on 14 March 2011@08:40:59.
Catharine Roth (typo, tweaked note, upgraded links, added keyword) on 14 March 2011@19:51:22.
David Whitehead on 16 August 2012@05:34:31.
David Whitehead (coding) on 26 December 2015@08:45:05.


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