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Headword: *parqenei=a
Adler number: pi,661
Translated headword: partheneia
Vetting Status: high
[When spoken] with the circumflex on the penult, [this means] songs being sung for virgins. Aristophanes [writes]: "many fine dithyrambs and partheneia and Simonidean [elegies]." That is, evilly-artful and intricate.
Greek Original:
*parqenei=a: properispwme/nws, ta\ ei)s parqe/nous a)|do/mena me/lh. *)aristofa/nhs: ku/klia/ te polla\ kai\ kala\ kai\ parqenei=a kai\ kata\ *simwni/dou. toute/sti kako/texna kai\ poiki/la.
Aristophanes, Birds 918-19, with comment from the scholia there; cf. kappa 2645, sigma 440.
Claude Calame, Choruses of Young Women in Ancient Greece: their Morphology, Religious Role, and Social Functions, translated from the French by Derek Collins and Jane Orion. Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997. Pp. xii + 282. $24.95. ISBN 0-8226-3063-X (pb). For the BMCR review of this book see web address 1 below.
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; meter and music; poetry; women
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 24 November 2002@17:58:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 25 November 2002@03:38:22.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 16 September 2013@08:19:51.
David Whitehead (modified tr) on 20 June 2016@03:40:10.


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