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Headword: *memu/rwmai
Adler number: mu,581
Translated headword: I have anointed myself
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [writes]: "personally I am a most blissful woman, to have anointed my head with good perfumes; but the little amphoras [of wine] from Thasos exceed them by far."[1] "Little amphoras" [are] jars;[2] and "ceasing to flower"[3] [means] dried up.
Greek Original:
*memu/rwmai: *)aristofa/nhs: makariwta/th e)gw/, h(/tis memu/rwmai th\n kefalh\n murw/masin a)gaqoi=s: polu\ d' u(perpe/paiken au)tw=n ta\ *qa/sia a)mforei/dia. a)mforei/dia ta\ kera/mia: a)panqh/santa de\ chranqe/nta.
[1] Verse merging Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 1113 and 1117-1119 (web address 1); see already at alpha 2896. Our accepted text uses the synonymous verb memu/rismai.
[2] cf. alpha 1785.
[3] The verb appears in Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 1121, and is glossed in alpha 2896 (cf. above). Both definitions are from the scholia ad loc.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; food; gender and sexuality; geography; imagery; women
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 25 May 2009@12:14:17.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link, cross-reference, keywords, status) on 25 May 2009@22:12:11.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 May 2009@03:04:16.
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