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Headword: *boufo/nia
Adler number: beta,475
Translated headword: Bouphonia; Ox-slaying
Vetting Status: high
An ancient festival [sc. in Athens], which they say is held after the mysteries; also when they sacrificed the ox as a reminder of the first ox slain on the acropolis, after the barley-meal[1] in the offering of the Diipoleia had been touched.[2]
Greek Original:
*boufo/nia: e(orth\ palaia\, h(/n fasin a)/gesqai meta\ ta\ musth/ria: o(/te kai\ to\n bou=n e)/quon ei)s u(po/mnhsin tou= prw/tou foneuqe/ntos e)n a)kropo/lei boo\s, a(yame/nou tou= pela/nou e)n th=| qusi/a| tw=n *dii+poli/wn.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 985, where the headword occurs. See also beta 474.
[1] beta 474 has a different word, popanon rather than pelanos, but either means a cereal-based cake or pottage offered to the gods. See generally pi 927, pi 928, pi 2051.
[2] For the Diipoleia see delta 1045.
Keywords: aetiology; chronology; comedy; daily life; definition; food; geography; mythology; religion; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 June 2002@12:31:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 12 June 2002@04:57:42.
David Whitehead on 3 June 2012@06:20:42.
David Whitehead on 23 September 2015@08:02:41.


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