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Headword: Anthisasthai mousikês
Adler number: alpha,2515
Translated headword: to cull flowers of music
Vetting Status: high
['To cull flowers of music']; also [sc. attested is the phrase] 'those who have culled flowers of music', [meaning] those who have gathered the blossoms of music.
Greek Original:
Anthisasthai mousikês: kai Ênthismenoi mousikês, hoi êthroikotes ta anthê tês mousikês.
Same entry in Photius and elsewhere, originating from Phrynichus (Praeparatio sophistica fr. 221). The ultimate source of these phrases is unknown.
Keywords: botany; definition; imagery; meter and music
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 July 2000@09:59:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 13 August 2002@06:28:27.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword; tweaking) on 15 March 2012@06:45:34.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 22 January 2015@23:11:29.


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