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Headword: *)ololu/zei o( ge/rwn
Adler number: omicron,194
Translated headword: the old man keens
Vetting Status: high
[The old man keens], looking at his [sc. Agathon's] effeminacy and salaciousness.
Greek Original:
*)ololu/zei o( ge/rwn, ei)s th\n qhlu/thta au)tou= kai\ lagnei/an a)poble/pwn.
From the scholia on Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 129. (The old man in question is the character Mnesilochos.)
[In the Ravenna codex a phrase very like this lemma (o)lolu/zeis ge/rwn) actually appears in Aristophanes' text, but modern editors ignore it.]
On o)lolu/gein as characteristic of women, see omicron 191.
Keywords: biography; comedy; gender and sexuality; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 December 2009@01:00:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 4 December 2009@03:14:23.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 24 June 2013@08:17:05.


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