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Headword: *)io/rtios
Adler number: iota,423
Translated headword: Iortios, Hirtius
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.[1] "Iortios not being able to express the marvel for himself, when silence fell, [said], 'Do you not see that, my dear drinking-companions, how the table is round and very circular?' So at such sheer flattery, as was likely, laughter broke out. For Maecenas' table was right-angled and not round. Plutarch [says this]."[2]
Greek Original:
*)io/rtios: o)/noma ku/rion. o( toi/nun *)io/rtios ou)k e)/xwn o(/ ti par' e(autou= terateu/sasqai, sigh=s genome/nhs: e)kei=no de\ ou)k e)nnoei=te, w)= fi/loi sumpo/tai, w(s stroggu/lh e)sti\n h( tra/peza kai\ a)/gan periferh/s; e)pi\ toi/nun th=| a)kra/tw| kolakei/a| w(s to\ ei)ko\s ge/lws katerra/gh: e)ggw/nios ga\r h)=n kai\ ou) stroggu/lh h( tou= *maikh/na tra/peza. *plou/tarxos.
[1] Almost certainly a variant of iota 602, q.v.
[2] Aelian fr. 111d Domingo-Forasté, 108 Hercher (cf. epsilon 157, mu 321). 'Plutarch' is his fr.180.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; ethics; food; historiography; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 June 2006@10:32:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 21 June 2006@04:24:49.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 21 June 2006@06:20:39.
David Whitehead (another headword and note) on 23 June 2006@06:02:24.
David Whitehead (corrected x-ref) on 23 June 2006@07:49:07.
David Whitehead on 13 January 2013@05:44:54.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 30 May 2013@01:28:44.
Catharine Roth (tweaked punctuation) on 23 January 2019@02:07:54.


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