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Headword: *proke/falos
Adler number: pi,2464
Translated headword: prominent-headed
Vetting Status: high
Philocles was prominent-headed, like a hoopoe. He was a comic poet. [This adjective] is used of those with pointed heads.
Greek Original:
*proke/falos: proke/falos h)=n o( *filoklh=s, w(s e)/poy. h)=n de\ kwmw|di/as poihth/s. ei)/rhtai e)pi\ tw=n o)cukefa/lwn.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 281, where he is mentioned (web address 1). For Philocles (actually a tragic poet) see phi 378, phi 379; and for 'with pointed heads' see also phi 577.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; imagery; medicine; poetry; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 April 2003@10:40:42.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added link, set status) on 19 January 2004@14:39:32.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 31 May 2004@09:36:10.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 18 September 2011@01:25:25.
David Whitehead on 16 October 2013@05:15:43.


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