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Headword: Χρυσίς
Adler number: chi,570
Translated headword: gold-vessel
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a golden bowl. "Oh how I'm always at the mercy of ... gold-vessels!"[1] ["At the mercy of"] meaning subject to.
Greek Original:
Χρυσίς: ἡ χρυσῆ φιάλη. οἴ μ' ὡς ἐλεήμων εἴμ' ἀεὶ τῶν χρυσίδων. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἥττων.
cf. Harpokration s.v., commenting in the first instance on Demosthenes 22.69 & 73 but going on to cite Aristophanes (as below).
[1] Hermes in Aristophanes, Peace 425 (web address 1 below), with scholion; the usual reading of the line is οἴμ' ὡς rather than οἴ μ' ὡς as here. See also Hesychius s.v.
The noun in the line, the present headword, is intended to be a surprise for an audience expecting (e.g.) 'suppliants'.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; religion; rhetoric; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 April 2008@00:20:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 April 2008@09:27:20.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword) on 13 July 2011@08:24:33.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@04:44:13.


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