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Headword: *desmw/ths
Adler number: delta,272
Translated headword: chain-man
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] both the enchained himself, like the enchained Prometheus, and the one enchaining.[1] Cratinus in Osier-Flask [writes] in reference to the prison-guards: "for he will see her in not much time tarred and burned before the chain-men."[2]
Greek Original:
*desmw/ths: kai\ au)to\s o( de/smios, w(s o( desmw/ths *promhqeu/s: kai\ o( desmw=n. *krati=nos e)n *puti/nh| e)pi\ tw=n desmofula/kwn: o)/yei ga\r au)th\n e)kto\s ou) pollou= xro/nou pro\s toi=si desmw/taisi katapittoume/nhn.
[1] From the scholia to Sophocles, Ajax 105, where the headword occurs. Prometheus Desmotes (Prometheus Bound) is one of the seven surviving tragedies attributed to Aeschylus, though some modern scholars have challenged this.
[2] Cratinus fr. 189 Kock, now 201 K.-A.
Keywords: comedy; definition; law; mythology; tragedy; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 July 2002@10:20:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 9 September 2002@07:42:46.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 19 June 2012@05:03:32.
David Whitehead on 23 December 2014@04:32:37.
Catharine Roth (tweak, coding) on 4 October 2015@00:59:02.
David Whitehead on 11 October 2015@06:24:23.


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