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Headword: Χηναλώπηξ
Adler number: chi,283
Translated headword: goose-fox
Vetting Status: high
A kind of bird.[1]
This was also a word applied to Lysistratos, who was slandered for softness; [he was] also poor and a dice-player in the Cholargians' agora. Cholargeis [is] a deme of Attica.[2]
Greek Original:
Χηναλώπηξ: εἶδος ὀρνέου. οὕτω δὲ ἐλέγετο καὶ Λυσίστρατος, ὃς ἐπὶ μαλακίᾳ διεβέβλητο: πένης καὶ αὐτὸς καὶ κυβευτὴς ἐν ἀγορᾷ Χολαργέων. Χολαργεῖς δὲ δῆμος τῆς Ἀττικῆς.
[1] Perhaps from scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 1295, where the headword appears (web address 1). If a real species of bird is in question, it has been variously identified as the Egyptian goose Alopochen Aegyptiacus or the Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea: see Dunbar 641.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 855, where this individual and his deme (again at chi 378) are mentioned. See web address 2.
Aristophanes, Birds, edited with introduction and commentary by Nan Dunbar (Oxford 1995)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; economics; ethics; geography; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 October 2003@07:38:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added links) on 26 October 2003@11:35:51.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 21 April 2010@08:17:06.


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