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Headword: *(hmidah/s
Adler number: eta,323
Translated headword: half-burnt
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] half-consumed by fire.[1]
In the Epigrams: "[tell him] to send [it] half-burnt, for two pitchers are in [it]."[2]
Greek Original:
*(hmidah/s: h(mi/kaustos. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: h(midae\s pe/myai, xou=s ga\r e)/neisi du/w.
[1] cf. scholion on Homer, Iliad 16.294, where the headword occurs (web address 1).
[2] A version of Greek Anthology 5.183.4 (Posidippus); however, the Suda's 'half-burnt' (neuter h(midae/s) should be 'half-full' (h(midee/s). On this epigram, in which a symposium-goer intends to defraud a wine merchant, see Gow and Page (vol. I, 168-169) and (vol. II, 489). Gow and Page note (vol. I, 169) that the Suda follows the Anthologia Palatina (AP) in transmitting h(midae/s. However, they adopt (ibid.) the reading h(midee/s--evidently correct--given in the Apographon cod. Buheriani (associated with the classical scholar and translator Jean Bouhier, 1673-1746). The Suda again follows the AP by reading e)/neisi (third person plural, present indicative active of e)/neimi: 'I am there') here, but Gow and Page accept (ibid.) an emendation given by Salmasius (Claude de Saumaise, 1588-1653): a)/peisi, i.e., 'it is two [pitchers] short'; cf. Paton (218-219).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1965)
W.R. Paton, trans., The Greek Anthology: Books I-VI, (Cambridge, MA 1993)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; food; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 August 2006@22:00:54.
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David Whitehead (added note number; other cosmetics) on 28 August 2006@10:47:29.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 16 December 2012@09:34:30.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 19 December 2012@21:54:01.
David Whitehead on 20 December 2012@02:56:13.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added keyword) on 12 February 2022@11:57:52.
Ronald Allen (further expanded n.2, added keyword) on 13 February 2022@11:38:30.


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