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Headword: Ἵνα μὴ φάγῃ σκόροδα μηδὲ κυάμους
Adler number: iota,364
Translated headword: so that he may [never] eat garlic or [black] beans
Vetting Status: high
That is, so that he may not serve on a jury or in the army. For into war they used to take garlic; but the jurymen used to nibble on beans, in order not to fall asleep.
Greek Original:
Ἵνα μὴ φάγῃ σκόροδα μηδὲ κυάμους: τουτέστιν ἵνα μὴ δικάσῃ μηδὲ πολεμήσῃ. εἰς γὰρ τὸν πόλεμον ἔφερον σκόροδα: οἱ δὲ δικασταὶ ἔτρωγον κυάμους, ἵνα μὴ κοιμηθῶσιν.
An approximation of Aristophanes, Lysistrata 690 (web address 1), with scholion.
For garlic and soldiers cf. epsilon 3157.
For jurors and beans cf. kappa 2577, kappa 2578.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; food; law; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 December 2005@22:50:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 19 December 2005@03:20:52.
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; augmented notes) on 13 April 2006@04:37:46.
David Whitehead on 11 January 2013@07:39:15.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 11 January 2013@23:32:05.


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