Suda On Line menu Search

Home
Search results for chi,283 in Adler number:
Greek display:    

Headword: Χηναλώπηξ
Adler number: chi,283
Translated headword: goose-fox
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
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.
Notes:
[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.
Reference:
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.

Find      

Test Database Real Database

(Try these tips for more productive searches.)

No. of records found: 1    Page 1

End of search