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Headword: *pi/qullos
Adler number: pi,1591
Translated headword: Pithyllos, Pithyllus
Vetting Status: high
This man, known as Gourmand, was a slave to pleasure. [It was he] who went so far as to wear a tongue-covering made of membrane, [thereby] sheathing his tongue for purposes of enjoyment; he also had finger-shields [when] he ate his food, so that he could offer it to his tongue as hot as possible.
Greek Original:
*pi/qullos: ou(=tos h(doniko\s h)=n, *te/nqhs kalou/menos: o(\s kai\ periglwtti/da u(meni/nhn e)fo/rei, proselutrw=n th\n glw=ssan pro\s ta\s a)polau/seis: kai\ daktulh/qras ei)=xen, h)/sqie to\ o)/yon, i(/n' w(s qermo/taton a)nadidw=| th=| glw/tth|.
From Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 1.6C-D [1.10 Kaibel], citing Clearchus; see already at pi 1088.
Keywords: biography; ethics; food; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 October 2001@07:43:41.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, set status) on 16 December 2003@21:24:21.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 17 December 2003@03:25:19.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 2 October 2011@06:44:50.
David Whitehead on 15 January 2015@10:55:17.


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