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Headword: *)estefa/noun
Adler number: epsilon,3206
Translated headword: they were for crowning
Vetting Status: high
The Athenians used to honor with crowns those who brought good news to them and those who announced their support for them.
Greek Original:
*)estefa/noun: oi( *)aqhnai=oi tou\s eu)aggelizome/nous kai\ tou\s sunagoreu/ontas au)toi=s stefa/nois e)ti/mwn.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 647 (web address 1), where the headword appears: "they were for crowning me for the good news (of cheap anchovies)".
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; history
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 May 2003@06:17:18.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified translation, added link, set status) on 2 June 2003@10:26:27.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 4 January 2005@05:38:58.
David Whitehead on 1 November 2012@05:09:47.


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