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Headword: Ἐμμέλεια
Adler number: epsilon,972
Translated headword: emmeleia, harmony
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A choral dance.[1] [The word is spelled] in two ways: ἐμμέλεια and ἐμμελία ,[2] [meaning] rhythmical movement.[3]
"For you know how we feel about that harmony of yours."[4]
And a tragic dance with song and the choreography with the words.[5]
Greek Original:
Ἐμμέλεια: χορικὴ ὄρχησις. διχῶς, Ἐμμέλεια καὶ Ἐμμελία, ἡ εὐρυθμία. οἶσθα γάρ, ὅπως διακείμεθα περὶ τὴν ἐμμελίαν τὴν σήν. καὶ ἡ μετὰ μέλους τραγικὴ ὄρχησις καὶ ἡ πρὸς τὰς ῥήσεις ὑπόρχησις.
Notes:
See already epsilon 971 and again pi 3159.
[1] From a gloss on Herodotus 6.129.2, where the Ionic accusative ἐμμελείην occurs in the famous story of Hippokleides squandering his chance to marry the daughter of Kleisthenes of Sikyon (omicron 978). See web address 1.
[2] Both spellings, Adler reports, appear in the Ambrosian Lexicon (792, 795).
[3] cf. a scholion on Aristophanes, Frogs 896, where the headword occurs (web address 2).
[4] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as one of the Letters of John Chrysostom (PG 52.737).
[5] Again from a scholion on Aristophanes, Frogs 896.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; Christianity; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; meter and music; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 February 2007@01:25:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 23 February 2007@03:26:48.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 23 February 2007@10:40:10.
David Whitehead (source-identification; more keywords) on 14 March 2011@08:40:59.
Catharine Roth (typo, tweaked note, upgraded links, added keyword) on 14 March 2011@19:51:22.
David Whitehead on 16 August 2012@05:34:31.
David Whitehead (coding) on 26 December 2015@08:45:05.

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