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Headword: Μόρσιμον
Adler number: mu,1260
Translated headword: Morsimos, Morsimus
Vetting Status: high
[Morsimos] and Melanthios[1], Aristophanes attacks them both by speaking as follows: "Gorgons of gluttony, skate-scoping Harpies, loathsome hag-fuckers, goat-stench armpits, fish banes; expectorate [καταχρεμψαμένη ] a big, wide loogie on them, goddess Muse, and, come, have fun with me at the festival."[2]
Greek Original:
Μόρσιμον καὶ Μελάνθιον: ἄμφω διαβάλλει Ἀριστοφάνης λέγων οὕτως: Γοργόνες ὀψοφάγοι, βατιδοσκόποι Ἅρπυιαι, γραιοσόβαι μιαροί, τραγομάσχαλοι ἰχθυολῦμαι: ὧν καταχρεμψαμένη μέγα καὶ πλατύ, Μοῦσα θεά, μετ' ἐμοῦ ξύμπαιζε τὴν ἑορτήν.
[1] Accusative case(s), in the Greek. For this pairing see again mu 1261; and cf. eta 358, mu 1262, sigma 161.
[2] Aristophanes, Peace 809-817, with the scholia on 803, 808, and 809 (Dubner). For a translation of this passage and exegesis of its insults see mu 457; and cf. gamma 392, gamma 448, kappa 873.
Diehl, “Morsimos” in RE 16 cols. 318-319.
Modrze, “Melanthios” in RE 16.1, col. 428-429.
Keywords: biography; comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; gender and sexuality; history; poetry; religion; tragedy; women
Translated by: Wm. Blake Tyrrell on 21 January 2005@00:29:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 21 January 2005@10:22:33.
David Whitehead on 23 January 2005@05:47:01.
David Whitehead on 27 May 2013@05:34:01.


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