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Headword: Astudromia
Adler number: alpha,4266
Translated headword: astydromia, town-running
Vetting Status: high
Among Libyans [this is] like a birthday-celebration of the city, and a Theodaisia festival,[1] in which they used to honor Dionysus and the Nymphs; it seems to me they are hinting at both unmixed [wine] and the good mixture.[2]
Greek Original:
Astudromia: para Libusin hoionei tês poleôs genethlia, kai Theodaisia heortê, en hêi etimôn Dionuson kai tas Numphas: emoi dokein, nêphalion te kai tên agathên krasin ainittomenoi.
The headword, a feminine noun, occurs only here (and is not in LSJ), though cf. the cognate verb in Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes 220-1: ta/nd a)studromoume/nan po/lin, literally "this city with people running through the town".
[1] The Theodaisia was an alternative name, attested in Crete and Rhodes, for the Dionysia: see LSJ s.v.
[2] The nature of these hints is unclear.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 7 February 2002@14:19:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 8 February 2002@03:41:36.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; more keywords; tweaking) on 26 April 2012@04:50:57.


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