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Headword: *ku/wn *molottiko/s
Adler number: kappa,2730
Translated headword: Molossian dog
Vetting Status: high
"[Polemon loved the poetry of Sophokles, particularly in those passages] where, as the phrase from comedy has it, 'some Molossian dog seemed to be working with him'."
Greek Original:
*ku/wn *molottiko/s: o(/pou ta\ poih/mata au)tw=| ku/wn tis e)do/kei sumpoei=n *molottiko/s.
Diogenes Laertius 4.20, quoting Comica adespota fr. 18 Kock, now Aristophanes fr. 958 K.-A. (The phrase "Molossian dogs" (sic) in Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 416-17, is not relevant here.) For Polemon see generally pi 1887; for such dogs see also mu 1198.
Keywords: biography; comedy; geography; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 December 2000@05:20:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 27 October 2003@00:05:51.
David Whitehead (another keyword; x-ref) on 27 October 2003@03:17:07.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 9 August 2006@03:15:14.
David Whitehead on 22 March 2013@05:55:08.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@06:52:50.
David Whitehead on 2 May 2016@12:56:06.


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