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Headword: *filoklh=s
Adler number: phi,379
Translated headword: Philokles, Philocles
Vetting Status: high
A comic poet,[1] ugly in appearance. He was prominent-headed, like a hoopoe, i.e. pointy-headed; a son of a sister of Aeschylus. But others maintain that his nickname was Briny, because of his being bitter; for brine is [an example of] bitterness. So [the word prokephalos] is applied to those with pointed heads.
Greek Original:
*filoklh=s, kwmw|di/as poihth/s, ai)sxropro/swpos. h)=n de\ proke/- falos, w(s e)/poy, h)/goun o)cuke/falos: *ai)sxu/lou a)delfh=s ui(o/s. oi( de\ *(almi/wna au)to/n fasin e)piqetikw=s, dia\ to\ pikro\n ei)=nai: a(/lmh ga\r h( pikri/a. ei)/rhtai ou)=n e)pi\ tw=n o)cukefa/lwn.
This material draws on scholia to Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 168 and (esp.) Birds 281.
[1] Tragic, rather; see phi 378, and cf. pi 2464.
Keywords: biography; comedy; ethics; imagery; medicine; tragedy; women; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 April 2003@10:54:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 19 January 2004@14:36:07.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 20 January 2004@03:02:38.
David Whitehead on 10 December 2013@10:08:33.


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