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Headword: *prote/leion
Adler number: pi,2867
Translated headword: pre-ceremony, introduction
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] preparatory teaching.[1]
"And whoever supposes that the Muses are not a preparation, but the power of wisdom is in them for him, and does not wish to understand, if sometimes they hint at something excessive, [...] and is held fast by this [beauty], [...] may many good things come to him."[2]
Marriage is also called a ceremony, and prote/leia are the sacrifices [made] for the sake of the marriage.[3]
"But also let a sacrifice be offered before the wedding of Sinonis and let the husband be the preparation for the seducer."[4]
Greek Original:
*prote/leion: h( propaidei/a. kai\ o(/stis de\ ou) prote/leion h(gei=tai ta\s *mou/sas, a)lla\ to\ kra/tos au)tw=| th=s sofi/as e)n tau/tais e)sti/, kai\ ou)d' ei)/ ti peritto\n ai)ni/ttontai/ pote, sunie/nai bou/letai, kai\ u(po\ tou/tou kate/xetai, polla\ kai\ a)gaqa\ au)tw=| ge/noito. *te/los le/getai kai\ o( ga/mos. kai\ prote/leia, ta\ u(pe\r tou= ga/mou qu/mata. a)lla\ kai\ tw=n *sinwni/dos ga/mwn proqusa/sqw kai\ prote/leia tou= moixou= o( a)nh\r gene/sqw.
[1] cf. pi 2865, pi 2866.
[2] Synesius, Dio PG 66.1145b.
[3] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 973; cf. other lexica and scholia (references at Photius pi1395-1396 Theodoridis). See also tau 271.
[4] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 3 Habrich.
Keywords: definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; mythology; poetry; religion; rhetoric; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 September 2013@01:02:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 19 September 2013@03:50:00.
David Whitehead on 20 October 2013@08:52:15.


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