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Headword: *pa/mfilos
Adler number: pi,143
Translated headword: Pamphilos, Pamphilus
Vetting Status: high
This man always used to speak in meter when he was drinking. "Pour (something) for me to drink and (give me) the leg of a partridge." "Let someone give a chamber-pot or let someone give a flat-cake." So Athenaeus [writes] in Deipnosophists.[1]
Greek Original:
*pa/mfilos: ou(=tos a)ei\ e)/mmetra e)/legen e)n toi=s po/tois. e)/gxei piei=n moi kai\ to\ pe/rdikos ske/los. a)mi/da do/tw tis h)\ plakou=nta/ tis do/tw. ou(/tws *)aqh/naios e)n *deipnosofistai=s.
[1] Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 1.4D (1.6 Kaibel), where he is called "the Sikel", i.e. Sicilian Greek.
Keywords: biography; daily life; food; geography; meter and music
Translated by: Debra Hamel on 7 October 2000@22:20:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added headword; augmented note) on 8 October 2000@09:05:31.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 28 August 2011@08:43:31.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 15 January 2015@21:36:17.


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