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Headword: *zwma/lmh
Adler number: zeta,132
Translated headword: Zomalme
Vetting Status: high
A proper name. She was Thasian.
Greek Original:
*zwma/lmh: o)/noma ku/rion. h)=n de\ *qasi/a.
See more fully under theta 58, stemming from ancient comment on Aristophanes, Acharnians line 671, where a celebratory meal including a Thasian dish is being prepared. The present entry (repeated in ps.-Zonaras) misunderstands the point that the headword is, or might be, a food item -- brine-soup -- and conjures a woman's name out of the (lower-case) phrase zwmo\n a(/lmhs. Relevant LSJ entries at web addresses 1-4.
For the N.-Aegean island of Thasos, see generally OCD(4) s.v. (p.1449).
James Davidson, Courtesans and Fishcakes: the consuming passions of classical Athens (London 1997)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3,
Web address 4
Keywords: daily life; definition; food; geography; women
Translated by: A. G. Kozak on 10 October 1999@19:34:53.
Vetted by:
Shannon N. Byrne on 20 May 2000@18:38:39.
David Whitehead (modified headword,translation and note; added bibliography) on 20 September 2000@04:48:47.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 15 October 2002@15:03:50.
David Whitehead (modified hw and tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 30 November 2012@06:53:54.
David Whitehead on 30 November 2012@07:43:34.
Catharine Roth (tweaked links) on 5 December 2012@00:03:43.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 August 2014@10:47:46.


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