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Headword: *)allantopw/lhs
Adler number: alpha,1067
Translated headword: sausage-seller
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the man selling types of guts, gut-seller. For a)lla=s [is] the gut, [and in the genitive it is] a)lla=ntos.
"Instead of a trophy they set up a standard for the general. And hanging sausages from it they jeered at their enemies with laughter".[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "he wanted to eat sausages out of [the] Apatouria." [The] Apatouria was a public festival celebrated among [the] Athenians.[2]
Greek Original:
*)allantopw/lhs: o( ei)/dh e)nte/rwn pwlw=n, e)nteropw/lhs. a)lla=s ga\r to\ e)/nteron, a)lla=ntos. a)nti\ tropai/ou e)/sthsan tw=| strathgw=| shmei=on. a)lla=nta/s te au)tou= a)pokrema/santes toi=s polemi/ois su\n ge/lwti e)petw/qazon. *)aristofa/nhs: h)/ra fagei=n a)lla=ntas e)c *)apatouri/wn. *)apatou/ria de\ e(orth\ dhmotelh\s a)gome/nh par' *)aqhnai/ois.
cf. generally alpha 1076 (and upsilon 390: Greek literature's best-known sausage-seller is the opponent of Paphlagon/Kleon in Aristophanes' Knights, and Adler suggests [addenda] that this material might come from scholia to Knights 141).
[1] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 2.18.26.
[2] For this material cf. alpha 2940.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; ethics; food; historiography; history; military affairs; religion; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 7 November 2000@17:00:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keyword) on 8 November 2000@06:17:16.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 10 June 2002@07:14:15.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; betacode and other cosmetics) on 2 February 2012@08:46:51.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note) on 21 January 2014@05:00:21.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 January 2014@23:54:43.
David Whitehead on 26 May 2015@08:51:11.


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