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Headword: Οἰκοδομή
Adler number: omicroniota,66
Translated headword: house
Vetting Status: high
To build a house and to rear horses appear to be expensive; which is also connected to the Laconian curse. It is this: 'may house and rampart get you, and may your horse and your wife take a lover', all these things being expensive and damaging.
Greek Original:
Οἰκοδομή: ὅτι τὸ οἰκοδομεῖν καὶ ἵππους τρέφειν δοκεῖ δαπανηρὰ εἶναι, ὅπερ καὶ τῇ Λακωνικῇ προσέζευκται κατάρᾳ. ἔστι δὲ αὕτη: οἰκοδομά σε λάβοι καὶ ἀμβολά, ὁ δὲ ἵππος καὶ ἁ γυνά τοι μοιχὸν ἔχοι. ὡς τούτων πάντων δαπανηρῶν ὄντων καὶ ἐπιζημίων.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 12, quoted at delta 22 (q.v.). See also alpha 1532, iota 577.
Keywords: architecture; comedy; daily life; economics; gender and sexuality; geography; science and technology; trade and manufacture; women; zoology
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 20 January 2002@01:29:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 20 January 2002@09:06:16.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 5 August 2013@07:48:43.


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