Suda On Line menu Search

Search results for beta,324 in Adler number:
Greek display:    

Headword: *blau/th
Adler number: beta,324
Translated headword: slipper
Vetting Status: high
A type of footwear.[1] Sophocles [writes]: "to hurry from [ = with] a loose rein." That is from [ = with] a slipper; in whatever condition each man is in.[2]
And elsewhere: "the staff and these slippers, Lady Cypris, are laid up, the spoils of the cynic Posochares."[3]
Greek Original:
*blau/th: ei)=dos u(podh/matos. *sofoklh=s: speu/dein a)po\ r(uth=ros. toute/stin a)po\ blau/ths: w(s e(/kastos e)/xei sxh/matos. kai\ au)=qis: o( skh/pwn kai\ tau=ta ta\ blauti/a, po/tnia *ku/pri, a)/gkeitai kunikou= sku=la *poswxa/reos.
[1] cf. beta 325.
[2] Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 900 (web address 1 below), with scholion; cf. sigma 927.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.293.1-2 (Leonidas of Tarentum), using a neuter variant (cf. beta 325) of the (feminine) headword. Here, the epigrammatist ridicules a Cynic for having worn slippers--and even going so far as dedicating them to Aphrodite--when walking barefoot is much to be expected; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 124-125) and (vol. II, 362-363). For the Suda's sku=la *Poswxa/reos, read sku=l' a)po\ *Swxa/reos; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 124). Gow and Page see it as likely that, since Sochares is an uncommon name, but does occur elsewhere, the Tarentine is gesturing at a real person and not mocking cynical thinkers in general (vol. II, 362).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy; poetry; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 December 2001@06:12:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 12 December 2001@07:40:35.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 18 July 2008@03:36:45.
David Whitehead (more keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 29 May 2012@04:48:02.
Catharine Roth (coding, upgraded link) on 20 June 2012@00:49:45.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.3, added bibliography, added keyword) on 13 April 2021@18:27:44.


Test Database Real Database

(Try these tips for more productive searches.)

No. of records found: 1    Page 1

End of search