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Headword: Μέλον
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:
Μέλον: διὰ φροντίδος ὄν. Ἀριστοφάνης: οὐδὲν ἄρ' ἐμοῦ μέλον, ὅσον δὲ μόνον εἰδέναι σκωμμάτιον, εἴποτέ τι θλιβόμενος ἐκβάλω. ὅτι δὴ βασιλεὺς ὢν καὶ Πέρσης, ἐθνῶν τε τοσούτων καὶ πράξεων μέλον αὐτῷ, ὁ δὲ ἐφίετο γοῦν ὅμως ἁμηγέπη ἀπογεύεσθαι λόγων καὶ τῆς περὶ ταῦτα γάνυσθαι δόξης.
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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