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Headword: Ταλασιουργία
Adler number: tau,44
Translated headword: wool-spinning
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the working of wools.
"But he tried to make his daughters wool-spinners and women spinning for daily hire."[1]
And elsewhere: "it not being unseemly to the natives, that the menfolk spin wool among them."[2]
Greek Original:
Ταλασιουργία: ἡ τῶν ἐρίων ἐργασία. ὁ δὲ τὰς θυγατέρας ἐπειρᾶτο ποιεῖν ταλασιουργοὺς καὶ χερνήτιδας. καὶ αὖθις: οὐκ ὄντος ἀπρεποῦς τοῖς ἐπιχωρίοις, ὥστε τοὺς ἄνδρας ταλασιουργεῖν παρ' αὐτοῖς.
Notes:
cf. tau 41, tau 43.
[1] Aelian fr. 340 Domingo-Forasté (343 Hercher); cf. chi 208.
[2] Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 18.314 (web address 1); cf. omicron 653.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; children; daily life; definition; economics; ethics; gender and sexuality; historiography; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 26 October 2003@15:11:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 27 October 2003@03:31:21.
Catharine Roth (added link and cross-reference) on 2 February 2004@00:19:14.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 11 November 2005@06:22:10.
Catharine Roth (updated reference, added keyword) on 1 June 2011@22:31:59.
David Whitehead (more keywords; raised status) on 12 August 2011@04:01:18.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 19 September 2011@22:43:20.
David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaking) on 6 January 2014@08:14:23.

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