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Headword: *kauna/khs
Adler number: kappa,1137
Translated headword: kaunakes, mantle
Vetting Status: high
The contest;[1] or a kind of cloak, which they also call a Persis. But others [consider it a] "Thymaitian blanket", which is "like a sagma of Morychos". A sagma [is] a receptacle for [soldiers'] gear.
Greek Original:
*kauna/khs: o( a)gw/n: h)\ ei)=dos i(mati/ou, o(/per kai\ *persi/da kalou=sin. oi( de\ sisu/ran *qumaiti/da, o(/per e)/oike *moru/xou sa/gmati. sa/gma de\ h( qh/kh tou= o(/plou.
An entry which combines quoted phrases from Aristophanes, Wasps 1138 and 1142 (web address 1) with comment from the scholia there. The jokes are expertly unravelled by MacDowell 278-9. The main point is that, in the dialogue summarized here, a kaunakes/Persis (cf. gamma 74) is far more luxurious than the other items mentioned.
[1] This initial gloss makes no obvious sense.
Aristophanes, Wasps, edited with introduction by Douglas M. MacDowell (Oxford 1971)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; comedy; definition; geography; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 July 2001@05:13:54.
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Catharine Roth (added link) on 16 September 2003@01:09:41.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 16 September 2003@03:22:37.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 10 February 2011@08:11:01.
David Whitehead on 11 February 2013@08:32:57.


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