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Headword: *me/los ti mellodeipniko/n
Adler number: mu,536
Translated headword: [I will sing] a certain beginning-of-dinner tune
Vetting Status: high
"Raise up [a kind of going-to-dinner song], the two Cretan feet."[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "for soon after follows the lopado-temacho-selacho-galeo-kra-..."[2]
Greek Original:
*me/los ti mellodeipniko/n u(panaki/nei *krhtikw\ tw\ po/de. *)aristofa/nhs: ta/xa ga\r e)/peisi lopadotemaxoselaxogaleokra/.
The headword phrase comes from Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 1153; two non-contiguous later passages follow (see below).
[1] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 1165 (here garbled): "rise up and go away [to dinner]. [You too should move] your [two] feet in the Cretan fashion;" cf. kappa 2410.
[2] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 1168-1169, with the seven-verse-long dish here truncated.
Keywords: comedy; food; meter and music
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 17 May 2009@03:11:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented tr; x-ref; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 17 May 2009@05:27:28.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@06:26:35.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 8 August 2020@01:10:19.
Catharine Roth (tweaked again) on 8 August 2020@01:12:22.


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