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Headword: *ma/ttontas
Adler number: mu,291
Translated headword: kneading
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning them who are] eating a lot. [The verb comes] from barley-meal being kneaded. Aristophanes [writes]: "and Herakles-es kneading". These things are hinting at Euripides, who created a hungry Herakles and a cowardly Dionysos and a seducer Zeus and a weeping slave.
Greek Original:
*ma/ttontas: e)sqi/ontas polla/. a)po\ th=s mattome/nhs ma/zhs. *)aristofa/nhs: tou/s q' *(hrakle/as ma/ttontas. ai)ni/ttetai de\ tau=ta ei)s *eu)ripi/dhn, o(\s e)poi/hsen *(hrakle/a peinw=nta kai\ *dio/nuson deilo\n kai\ *di/a moixo\n kai\ dou=lon klai/onta.
Aristophanes, Peace 741 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there; but read Eupolis (epsilon 3657) for the Suda's 'Euripides'.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; gender and sexuality; imagery; mythology; religion; stagecraft; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 June 2007@04:56:27.
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Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link; set status) on 30 June 2007@20:27:38.
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword) on 1 July 2007@04:19:33.
David Whitehead on 9 May 2013@05:01:56.


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