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Headword: Συλόνυχας
Adler number: sigma,1348
Translated headword: nail-paring
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
In the Epigrams: "and he spurned the reed curry-comb and the knives without handles and the nail-paring scissors."
Greek Original:
Συλόνυχας: ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: καὶ ψῆκτραν ἄκιτιν ἀπέπτυσε καὶ λιποκόπους φασγανίδας καὶ τοὺς συλόνυχας ὄνυχας.
Note:
Greek Anthology 6.307.3-4 (Phanias), on the barber Eugathes who forsakes his trade for philosophy, but returns to it when facing starvation; quoted from phi 120, q.v.; cf. Gow and Page, vol. I (163-164), vol. II (473-475), and further extracts from this epigram at alpha 889 and psi 66. The Anthologia Palatina (AP) reads συνόνυχας , whereas the Suda follows the emendation of the AP scribe designated C (the Corrector) in transmitting συλόνυχας ; cf. Gow and Page, vol. I (164).
References:
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: botany; clothing; daily life; food; philosophy; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 September 2011@23:13:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 4 September 2011@04:51:18.
David Whitehead on 2 January 2014@06:43:28.
Ronald Allen (expanded note, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keywords) on 10 February 2019@15:43:13.

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