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Headword: Βώμαξ
Adler number: beta,485
Translated headword: scoundrel
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] altar-thief. One who takes from altars before the offering is made. It is applied also to those being craven.
Greek Original:
Βώμαξ: βωμολόχος. ὁ ἀπὸ τῶν βωμῶν πρὶν καρπωθῆναι αἴρων. τάσσεται δὲ καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν μαλακιζομένων.
Notes:
Same material in other lexica. The headword is regarded as a contextless fragment of Attic Comedy: Comica adespota fr. 966 Kock, but now Teleclides fr. 61 K.-A.
cf. beta 484, beta 486, beta 487, beta 488, beta 489, beta 490.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 7 June 2002@13:27:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 9 June 2002@07:37:44.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaking) on 3 June 2012@06:48:10.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@05:22:52.
David Whitehead on 23 September 2015@08:12:12.

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