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Headword: *(umei=s me\n a)=ra zh=te numfi/wn bi/on
Adler number: upsilon,107
Translated headword: you then are living a life of bridegrooms
Vetting Status: high
Because those getting married are garlanded with bergamot-mints and certain [sc. other] plants. Or because they are living pleasantly with a view to the days of their weddings.
Greek Original:
*(umei=s me\n a)=ra zh=te numfi/wn bi/on: dio/ti oi( gamou=ntes ste/fontai sisu/mbrois kai\ futoi=s tisin. h)\ o(/ti h(dupaqou=si pro\s ta\s tw=n ga/mwn h(me/ras.
Euelpides -- responding to what he has been told of the birds' life -- in Aristophanes, Birds 161 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. already nu 597, sigma 275, sigma 485.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: aetiology; botany; comedy; daily life; gender and sexuality; imagery; women; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 August 2008@05:06:04.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 27 August 2008@11:49:00.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 25 April 2011@07:52:51.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link, added keyword, raised status) on 26 April 2011@01:07:45.


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