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Headword: *dia\ pollou= xro/nou
Adler number: delta,708
Translated headword: through much time
Vetting Status: high
"For the old man, as he drank through much time and listened to the pipe, very delighted by the thing, never stops dancing the night away to those old songs with which Thespis used to compete" [1].
Greek Original:
*dia\ pollou= xro/nou: o( ga\r ge/rwn, w(s e)/pie dia\ pollou= xro/nou, h)/kouse/ t' au)lou=, perixarh\s tw=| pra/gmati, o)rxou/menos th=s nukto\s ou)de\n pau/etai ta)rxai=' e)kei=n', oi(=s *qe/spis h)gwni/zeto.
[1] Aristophanes, Wasps 1476-79 (web address 1); also quoted at epsiloniota 281 and theta 283. For the pipe (aulos) see generally alpha 4438, alpha 4447; for Thespis, theta 282, theta 283.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; chronology; comedy; daily life; food; meter and music; poetry
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 3 April 2004@12:44:50.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link, status) on 3 April 2004@19:57:37.
David Whitehead (modified one word in translation; augmented note) on 4 April 2004@05:30:08.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link, raised status) on 23 July 2011@20:47:29.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 1 July 2012@09:15:22.


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