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Headword: *me/lon
Adler number: mu,533
Translated headword: being of concern
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] being a matter of care. Aristophanes [writes]: "being of no concern about me, so much as to find out any little jibe I might throw out while being crushed."[1]
"[...] that, although he was a king and a Persian, concerned with so many peoples and matters, yet he nevertheless desired to enjoy literature somehow or other, and to be exalted in his reputation for these things."[2]
Greek Original:
*me/lon: dia\ fronti/dos o)/n. *)aristofa/nhs: ou)de\n a)/r' e)mou= me/lon, o(/son de\ mo/non ei)de/nai skwmma/tion, ei)/pote/ ti qlibo/menos e)kba/lw. o(/ti dh\ basileu\s w)\n kai\ *pe/rshs, e)qnw=n te tosou/twn kai\ pra/cewn me/lon au)tw=|, o( de\ e)fi/eto gou=n o(/mws a(mhge/ph a)pogeu/esqai lo/gwn kai\ th=s peri\ tau=ta ga/nusqai do/chs.
See also mu,532.
[1] Aristophanes, Wasps 1288-1289, with scholion; cf. sigma 687.
[2] Agathias, Histories 2.28 (p. 77 Keydell), on Chosroes; with slight variations again at chi 418.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 14 May 2009@01:35:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (keywords; tweaks and cosmetics.) on 14 May 2009@03:29:58.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@06:11:32.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@15:06:12.


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