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Headword: *(/oqen ai( trih/reis ai( kalai/
Adler number: omicron,77
Translated headword: from where the fine triremes (come)
Vetting Status: high
That is, out of Athens; for the Athenians took great pride in naval warfare. For after the question "What country by race [are you from]?" they said "from where the fine triremes [come]".
Greek Original:
*(/oqen ai( trih/reis ai( kalai/: toute/stin e)c *)aqhnw=n: me/ga ga\r e)fro/noun *)aqhnai=oi e)pi\ naumaxi/a|. ei)rhko/tos ga/r: podapo\n to\ ge/nos; ei)=pon, o(/qen ai( trih/reis ai( kalai/.
Aristophanes, Birds 108 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there.
For triremes see tau 974, tau 975, tau 977.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; ethics; geography; military affairs; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 October 2001@06:00:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 8 October 2001@17:44:04.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 17 September 2002@09:34:14.
David Whitehead on 23 June 2013@05:33:16.


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