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Headword: *tw=n filta/twn ta\ fi/ltata
Adler number: tau,874
Translated headword: darlings of darlings
Vetting Status: high
Aristotle in the Constitution of the Melians says that [sc. in Melos] they bring out the youths naked until the age of 16 and kiss them at their drinking-parties.
Greek Original:
*tw=n filta/twn ta\ fi/ltata: fhsi\n *)aristote/lhs e)n th=| *mhlie/wn politei/a| tou\s pai=das gumnou\s e)kfe/rein me/xris e)tw=n i#2# kai\ katafilei=n au)tou\s e)n toi=s sumposi/ois.
Aristotle fr.503 Rose; cf. Appendix Proverbiorum 5.3, where this is said to happen at Olympia, by divine order. See also mu 925.
Keywords: children; daily life; ethics; food; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; history; philosophy; proverbs; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 December 2002@08:32:32.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (added keywords, set status) on 8 October 2003@14:48:49.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 9 October 2003@03:11:48.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 3 August 2006@07:54:27.
David Whitehead on 15 January 2014@03:35:10.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2016@04:59:34.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 29 August 2020@01:11:11.


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