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Headword: *fru/nixos
Adler number: phi,767
Translated headword: Phrynichus, Phrynichos
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Phrynichus] and Lykis and Ameipsias,[1] somewhat frigid comic poets.[2] And Aristophanes [writes]: "whence, like a bee, Phrynichus tasted of ambrosial strains, always bearing the fruit of sweet song."[3]
Greek Original:
*fru/nixos kai\ *lu/kis kai\ *)ameiyi/as, kwmikoi\ u(po/yuxroi. kai\ *)aristofa/nhs: e)/nqen w(/sper h( me/litta, *fru/nixos a)mbrosi/wn mele/wn a)pegeu/eto karpo\n a)ei\ fe/rwn glukei=an w)|da/n.
Notes:
[1] This is evidently a comment on Aristophanes, Frogs 13-14, where the three poets are mentioned in this order and subjected to mild ridicule. See also lambda 808 (on Lykis). On this Phrynichus (there are several) see also phi 763 and phi 766. On Amipsias see alpha 1572.
[2] For criticism in these terms (implying emotional frigidity) cf. e.g. epsiloniota 148, eta 358, theta 137, mu 1261, mu 1262, sigma 642, psi 176.
[3] Aristophanes, Birds 748-50, with minor variations. A snippet of the same passage is also quoted at gamma 310.
Keywords: agriculture; biography; comedy; food; imagery; meter and music; poetry; stagecraft; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 6 February 2014@13:13:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 6 February 2014@19:35:57.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics; raised status) on 7 February 2014@03:14:52.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 1 January 2015@08:50:22.

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