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Headword: Ἐς Μασσαλίαν πλεύσειας
Adler number: epsilon,3161
Translated headword: you might sail to Massalia
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase] is reference to those living an effeminate and soft life. For the men of Massalia used to live rather effeminately, wearing fancy long robes and perfumes.
Greek Original:
Ἐς Μασσαλίαν πλεύσειας: ἐπὶ τῶν θηλυτέρως καὶ μαλακῶς ζώντων. οἱ γὰρ Μασσαλιῶται θηλύτερον ἔζων στολαῖς ποικίλαις καὶ ποδήρεσι καὶ μύροις χρώμενοι.
Notes:
cf. Apostolius 6.69; and see epsilon 499 for a variant.
For Massalia, present-day Marseilles, see mu 242.
Keywords: clothing; daily life; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; proverbs
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 22 November 2002@23:53:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note and keywords) on 23 November 2002@01:02:14.
David Whitehead (added note) on 23 November 2002@08:37:15.
David Whitehead (tweaked note; more keywords) on 8 February 2007@08:49:28.
David Whitehead on 31 October 2012@06:24:17.
David Whitehead on 15 February 2016@10:54:46.

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