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Headword: Anthêra
Adler number: alpha,2508
Translated headword: flowering, fresh
Vetting Status: high
Xenophon [writes]: "just as in music what is new and fresh is popular".[1]
Birds which are useful and fresh we raise at home, while we eat those that are not fresh.[2] Aristophanes in Acharnians [writes]: "you saw, o whole city, the smart man, the super-wise man, the sort of merchandise he can sell by having made peace; what is useful at home, and also things fit for eating warmed-up."[3]
Greek Original:
Anthêra: Xenophôn: hôsper en tois mousikois ta nea kai ta anthêra eudokimein. tôn orneôn ta men chrêsima kai anthêra kata tous oikous anatrephomen, ta de mê anthêra esthiomen. Aristophanês Acharneusin: eides, ô pasa poli, ton phronimon andra, ton hupersophon, hoion echei speisamenos emporika chrêmata diempolan: hôn ta men en oikiai chrêsima, ta d' au prepei chliara katesthiein.
The headword, neuter plural of this adjective, is presumably extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] Xenophon, Cyropaedia 1.6.38 (web address 1).
[2] From the explanatory scholion to the lines of Aristophanes about to be quoted.
[3] Aristophanes, Acharnians 971-5 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; food; imagery; meter and music; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 July 2000@12:26:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 8 February 2001@08:18:39.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 13 August 2002@06:02:36.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 March 2012@06:21:58.
Catharine Roth (tweaked notes, upgraded links) on 2 November 2013@01:35:18.


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