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Headword: *)alektruo/na a)qlhth\n *tanagrai=on
Adler number: alpha,1117
Translated headword: a cock [and ] an athlete from Tanagra
Vetting Status: high
"These sing nobly."[1] "He sends it to be a votive offering and a delight to Asklepios, as if the bird were an attendant or servant in the temple, that man of Aspendos".[2]
And [there is] a saying: "he claimed I had a cock's stomach. 'For you will quickly digest the money', [said he]."[3]
Look, concerning their spurs, under ai)=re plh=ktron ["raise a spur"].[4]
Greek Original:
*)alektruo/na a)qlhth\n *tanagrai=on: a)/|dontai de\ eu)genei=s ou(=toi. a)fi/hsi tw=| *)asklhpiw=| a)na/qhma/ te kai\ a)/qurma ei)=nai, oi(onei\ qera/ponta kai\ oi)ke/thn peripolou=nta tw=| new=| to\n o)/rnin, o( *)aspe/ndios e)kei=nos. kai\ paroimi/a: a)lektruo/nos m' e)/faske koili/an e)/xein. taxu\ ga\r kaqeyei=s t' a)rgu/rion. zh/tei peri\ plh/ktrwn au)tw=n e)n tw=| ai)=re plh=ktron.
[1] Aelian fr. 101a Domingo-Forasté (part of 98 Hercher): cf. tau 69.
[2] Aelian fr. 101f Domingo-Forasté (another part of 98 Hercher).
[3] Aristophanes, Wasps 794-5 (web address 1).
[4] alphaiota 284.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: athletics; comedy; daily life; geography; meter and music; proverbs; religion; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 April 2000@11:13:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Modified translation, added notes.) on 1 December 2000@12:40:36.
Catharine Roth (Added link.) on 1 December 2000@12:43:59.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 26 January 2001@11:03:03.
David Whitehead (restorative and other cosmetics) on 12 June 2002@05:21:54.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 3 February 2012@06:17:51.
Catharine Roth (updated references, upgraded link) on 8 February 2012@01:28:43.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 7 October 2013@00:01:26.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2015@11:07:08.


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