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Headword: *qa/sios oi)=nos
Adler number: theta,59
Translated headword: Thasian wine
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested is] a proverb: "if you were pouring in Thasian." [It arose] because Staphylos, the beloved of Dionysos, lived in Thasos. Thasian wine is exceptional. "You were pouring in" means you were mixing.[1]
Greek Original:
*qa/sios oi)=nos. kai\ paroimi/a: ei) *qa/sion e)ne/xeis. e)peidh\ e)n *qa/sw| w)/|kei *sta/fulos o( e)rw/menos *dionu/sou. diafe/rei de\ o( *qa/sios oi)=nos. e)ne/xeis de\ a)nti\ tou= e)ki/rnas.
For Thasian wine -- the present headword phrase, here unglossed -- see already under theta 58.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 1021, where the phrase occurs. (It is not, in point of fact, proverbial, if that means being taken up by the paroemiographers.) See already epsilon 1276. Staphylos is more usually held to be Dionysos' son than his beloved.
François Salviat, 'Le vin de Thasos, amphores, vin et sources écrites'. In Recherches sur les Amphores Grecques, 145-196. Ed. J.-Y. Empereur and Y. Garlan. Paris: Ecole Française d’Athènes, 1986
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 February 2007@09:32:59.
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