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Headword: *lakwnikai/
Adler number: lambda,63
Translated headword: Lakonians, Laconians
Vetting Status: high
[A type of] men’s shoes.[1] "Where [is] your prick, where your cloak, where your Laconians?" Aristophanes in Thesmophoriazusae [sc. says this].[2]
Also in [the] Epigrams: "and those Laconians fine-robed".[3]
Greek Original:
*lakwnikai/: a)ndrei=a u(podh/mata. pou= to\ pe/os; pou= xlai=na; pou= *lakwnikai/; *)aristofa/nhs e)n *qesmoforiazou/sais. kai\ e)n *)epigra/mmasi: toi/ te *la/kwnes e)u/+peploi.
[1] Similarly in Hesychius, Photius and other lexica.
[2] Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 142, with the gloss from the scholia there; see also the scholia to Aristophanes, Wasps 1158; and cf. pi 987.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.292.1-2 (Hedylus), here misquoted: it should be "Lakonian robes", *la/kwnes pe/ploi; cf. alpha 1357, mu 1136. On this epigram, see Gow and Page (vol. I, 100); (vol. II, 289-290); and further extracts at alpha 1539, theta 12, kappa 241, lambda 468, and pi 2936.
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)
Keywords: clothing; comedy; definition; gender and sexuality; geography; poetry
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 14 July 2002@05:39:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 July 2002@07:19:33.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, cross-references) on 28 July 2009@01:20:30.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 28 July 2009@02:51:27.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaking) on 27 March 2013@10:20:39.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 27 February 2019@01:35:46.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.3, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 17 December 2021@11:53:33.


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