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Headword: *mikroprepei/as r(h/mata
Adler number: mu,1051
Translated headword: terms of triviality
Vetting Status: high
"Every Athenian, on entering [his house], yells to the slaves 'Where is the jug? Who has eaten the head of the sprat? My bowl of last year has perished' - meaning, is broken. 'Where is yesterday's garlic? Who has nibbled the olives?'" For the questions even extend to cheap things.
Greek Original:
*mikroprepei/as r(h/mata: *)aqhnai/wn a(/pas tis ei)siw\n e)ke/krage pro\s tou\s oi)ke/tas, pou= 'stin h( xu/tra; ti/s th\n kefalh\n a)pedh/doke th=s maini/dos; to\ trubli/on to\ perusino\n te/qnhken [a)nti\ tou= ke/klastai]. pou= to\ sko/rodon to\ xqesino/n; ti/s ta\s e)la/as pare/trage; me/xri ga\r kai\ tw=n eu)telw=n e)rwtw=si.
Aristophanes, Frogs 981-8 (web address 1; lightly abridged here; in full at alphaiota 165), with comment from the scholia there (embodied also in the headword phrase).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; definition; economics; food; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 September 2001@04:47:21.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, added link and keywords, set status) on 17 October 2003@14:44:39.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 18 October 2003@06:08:56.
David Whitehead on 22 May 2013@09:58:22.


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