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Headword: *tou)/strakon
Adler number: tau,838
Translated headword: the pot
Vetting Status: high
[tou)/strakon, with crasis, means the same as] to\ o)/strakon. Aristophanes [writes]: "and place the pot in front of the door." [These are] the so-called ardania.
Greek Original:
*tou)/strakon: to\ o)/strakon. *)aristofa/nhs: kai\ para/qou tou)/strakon pro\ th=s qu/ras. ta\ kalou/mena a)rda/nia.
Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 1033, with fuller scholia.
For this specific sense of ostrakon (cf. omicron 719) -- a jug placed in front of the door of a house to show that a death has occurred -- see Pollux 8.66, and cf. alpha 3804.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 December 2013@06:37:16.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (status, cross-reference) on 7 December 2013@01:05:31.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 8 December 2013@04:18:58.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2014@08:50:47.


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