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Headword: *)anh\r ko/prios
Adler number: alpha,2437
Translated headword: man of dung
Vetting Status: high
As if from a deme.[1] He is speaking of the dung-collector;[2] alternatively a gardener [kepouros], from dung [kopros].[3]
Greek Original:
*)anh\r ko/prios: w(s a)po\ dh/mou. le/gei de\ to\n koprolo/gon: h)\ khpouro/s, para\ th\n ko/pron.
Again at kappa 2060.
[1] This is correct, as there was a small Attic deme called Dung (Kopros). See generally J.S. Traill, The Political Organization of Attica (Princeton 1975) 52; D. Whitehead, The Demes of Attica (Princeton 1986) index s.v. The phrase "man of dung" is a joke in Aristophanes, Knights 899: there Demos recalls being told, by such a man, of Kleon's plan that the jurors should fart themselves to death after a surfeit of cheap silphium.
[2] See generally E.J. Owens, "The koprologoi at Athens", CQ 33 (1983) 44-50.
[3] The etymology suggested is far-fetched.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 October 2000@09:00:11.
Vetted by:
Debra Hamel (cosmetics; added keyword) on 7 October 2000@18:53:28.
David Whitehead (supplied headword; added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 7 June 2002@09:01:32.
David Whitehead (added note) on 7 June 2002@09:03:56.
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