Suda On Line menu Search

Search results for kappa,1137 in Adler number:
Greek display:    

Headword: Καυνάκης
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:
Καυνάκης: ὁ ἀγών: ἢ εἶδος ἱματίου, ὅπερ καὶ Περσίδα καλοῦσιν. οἱ δὲ σισύραν Θυμαιτίδα, ὅπερ ἔοικε Μορύχου σάγματι. σάγμα δὲ ἡ θήκη τοῦ ὅπλου.
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.
Vetted by:
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.


Test Database Real Database

(Try these tips for more productive searches.)

No. of records found: 1    Page 1

End of search