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Headword: *boufo/nia
Adler number: beta,474
Translated headword: Bouphonia, Ox-slaying
Vetting Status: high
A very ancient festival among [the] Athenians. For in the Diipolieia[1] they say that an ox ate a round cake that was prepared for the sacrifice, but a certain ThaulĂ´n, as it stands, slew the ox with an axe, as Androtion also says.[2]
Greek Original:
*boufo/nia: e(orth\ para\ *)aqhnai/ois pa/nu a)rxai/a. e)n ga\r toi=s *dii+polei/ois fasi\ to\n bou=n to\ po/panon fagei=n to\ pareskeuasme/non ei)s th\n qusi/an, *qau/lwna de/ tina, w(s ei)=xe, tw=| pele/kei a)poktei=nai to\n bou=n, w(s kai\ *)androti/wn fhsi/.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 985, where the genitive case of the headword occurs; and similar material in other lexica. See also beta 475.
[1] See delta 1045.
[2] Androtion, FGrH 342 F13; cf. theta 67.
Keywords: aetiology; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; historiography; mythology; religion; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 June 2002@00:23:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; augmented keywords) on 11 June 2002@03:33:51.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 13 June 2011@03:22:57.
David Whitehead on 3 June 2012@06:04:11.


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