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Headword: *mh/lois ba/llein
Adler number: mu,942
Translated headword: to strike with apples
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those being drawn into lovers' passions.
Greek Original:
*mh/lois ba/llein: e)pi\ tw=n ei)s e)/rwtas e)pagome/nwn.
See already mu 938. Diogenianus 6.36 and other paroemiographers relate it to the myth of the golden apples dropped by Hippomenes to distract Atalante in the race for her hand (cf. alpha 4309).
Keywords: daily life; definition; food; gender and sexuality; imagery; mythology; proverbs; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 July 2009@06:16:16.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded note, set status) on 11 July 2009@19:14:34.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword) on 12 July 2009@05:25:16.
David Whitehead on 21 May 2013@07:55:04.


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