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Headword: *kallistei=a
Adler number: kappa,241
Translated headword: beauty-contest
Vetting Status: high
"Therefore she dedicates a fawn-skin and this golden cup to Priapus, who judged the beauty-contest".[1]
Greek Original:
*kallistei=a. toiga\r tw=| kri/nanti ta\ kallistei=a *pria/pw| neuri/da kai\ xruse/hn th/nd' e)/qeto proxo/hn.
The unglossed headword, a neuter plural in the Greek, is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.292.5-6 (Hedylus), though the Suda reads neuri/da instead of nebri/da; contrast pi 2936, where it is correct. On this epigram, Niconoe's tribute to Priapus for her victory in a beauty competition, see Gow and Page (vol. I, 100); (vol. II, 289-290); and further extracts at alpha 1357, alpha 1539, theta 12, lambda 63, lambda 468, and mu 1136. Her fawn-skin, drinking cup, and mitres (cf. mu 1136) suggest, as Gow and Page observe (vol. II, 290), that Niconoe--if not herself a Bacchant (cf. beta 51 through beta 58)--was at least adequately adorned as one. On Niconoe's curious dedication to Priapus, a god not ordinarily given to presiding over contests that reward feminine beauty, see alpha 1357 note.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
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Translated by: Ryan Stone on 7 March 2008@22:27:00.
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David Whitehead (x-ref; more keywords) on 9 March 2008@07:37:49.
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David Whitehead (coding) on 29 April 2016@04:38:33.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 27 March 2019@20:27:48.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 25 December 2021@00:35:11.


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