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Headword: *pla/stigc
Adler number: pi,1696
Translated headword: scale, disk
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the hollow [part] of a kottabos, and of a balance.[1]
Homer places drunkenness in the same balance with madness, saying, "Aineias, counselor of the Trojans, where are your boasts, which you promised to the kings of the Trojans when you were drinking?"[2]
Greek Original:
*pla/stigc: to\ koi=lon tou= kotta/bou, kai\ tou= zugou=. o(/ti *(/omhros ei)s th\n au)th\n ti/qhsi pla/stigga th=| mani/a| th\n me/qhn le/gwn, *ai)nei/a, *trw/wn boulhfo/re, pou= toi a)peilai/, a(\s *trw/wn basileu=sin u(pe/sxeo oi)nopota/zwn;
See also pi 1695.
[1] Broadly similar glossing in Hesychius (pi2463). For kottaboi see kappa 2154.
[2] Valckenaer attributed this passage (which quotes Homer, Iliad 20.83-4) to Aelian; cf. mu 153.
Keywords: daily life; definition; epic; ethics; food; imagery; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 September 2012@01:22:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 11 September 2012@03:44:34.
David Whitehead on 6 October 2013@05:35:10.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 21 June 2016@09:37:17.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 22 June 2016@01:03:46.


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