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Headword: *)apo/logos *)alki/nou
Adler number: alpha,3402
Translated headword: Alkino(o)s' story, Alkino(o)s' tale
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who talk nonsense and stretch a tale out at length.
Greek Original:
*)apo/logos *)alki/nou: e)pi\ tw=n fluarou/ntwn kai\ makro\n a)poteino/ntwn lo/gon.
Diogenianus 2.86.
The phrase (explained thus in LSJ s.v. a)po/logos, I: "of long and tedious stories, from that told by Odysseus to Alcinous in Od. 9-12") is found in e.g. Comica Adespota fr. 743b Kock (not in K.-A.); Plato, Republic 614B; Aristotle, Poetics 1455a2; Aristotle, Rhetoric 1417a13-14 ("the tale of Alkinos ... is reduced to sixty lines in the presence of Penelope [book 23]").
For Alkinoos see generally OCD(4) p.53, under 'Alcinous(1)'.
Keywords: aetiology; comedy; daily life; epic; mythology; proverbs
Translated by: William Hutton on 28 January 2002@16:19:30.
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