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Headword: Oikodomê
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:
Oikodomê: hoti to oikodomein kai hippous trephein dokei dapanêra einai, hoper kai têi Lakônikêi prosezeuktai katarai. esti de hautê: oikodoma se laboi kai ambola, ho de hippos kai ha guna toi moichon echoi. hôs toutôn pantôn dapanêrôn ontôn kai epizêmiôn.
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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