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Headword: *dipodi/a
Adler number: delta,1263
Translated headword: two-step; two-footer
Vetting Status: high
A kind of dance. Aristophanes [says]: "[...] so that I may dance the dipodia, and may sing a fine [song] for the Asanians and at the same time for us also."[1] [He says "Asanians"] instead of Athenians.[2]
Greek Original:
*dipodi/a: ei)=dos o)rxh/sews. *)aristofa/nhs: i(/n' e)gw\ dipodia/cw ge, ka)ei/sw kalo\n e)s tou\s *)asanai/ous te kai\ h(ma=s a(/ma. a)nti\ tou= *)aqhnai/ous.
[1] An approximation of Aristophanes, Lysistrata 1243-4 (web address 1), with scholion. 'Dance the dipodia' is a verb cognate with the present headword. See also Pollux 4.101; Hesychius delta1952.
[2] The speaker is a Spartan; "Asanians" represents Laconian dialect. See generally LSJ s.v. Asana (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; meter and music; stagecraft
Translated by: Elizabeth Vandiver on 16 February 2005@17:10:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 17 February 2005@00:37:10.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 17 February 2005@03:48:34.
David Whitehead (expansions to notes; more keywords; tweaking) on 15 July 2012@05:18:12.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 27 July 2012@18:17:21.
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