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Headword: Εἰσβολὰς δὲ ἀλφίτων
Adler number: epsiloniota,238
Translated headword: entrances of barley-groats
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the granaries, the store-houses.
Greek Original:
Εἰσβολὰς δὲ ἀλφίτων: τὰ σιτοφυλάκια, τὰς ἀποθήκας.
Aristophanes, Knights 857, with scholion; accusative plural(s). The headword one has a different sense from that in epsiloniota 237 and epsiloniota 239; the scenario being depicted by the sausage-seller here is that Cleon's supporters will seize the means by which poor Athenians gain access to one of their basic cereals. How the scholiast construes this we see here; alternatively, the phrase refers to imported barley reaching the city via the Piraeus and Long Walls.
Keywords: agriculture; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 July 2005@00:15:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 11 July 2005@01:37:38.
David Whitehead on 27 November 2012@05:06:23.
David Whitehead (modified hw; expanded note) on 22 April 2016@05:10:09.


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