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Headword: *)afu/as
Adler number: alpha,4659
Translated headword: Anchovies
Vetting Status: high
[Nick]names of two courtesans, sisters, in Hyperides.
Greek Original:
*)afu/as: o)no/mata e(tairw=n a)delfw=n du/o para\ *(uperi/dh|.
From Harpokration s.v., citing Hyperides fr. 24 Jensen, which brings together various sources. The fullest of them -- Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 13.586 A-B (13.50 Kaibel) -- gives the names of these sisters as Stagonion and Anthis, and explains the nickname "Anchovy" (applied not only to them but to at least one other Athenian hetaira, Nikostratis) in terms of light coloring, slender physique, and big eyes.
cf. alpha 4660.
Keywords: daily life; gender and sexuality; imagery; rhetoric; women; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 October 2000@06:11:46.
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