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Headword: Ἴουλος
Adler number: iota,442
Translated headword: down [on the cheeks], vine-worm
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a worm in the vines; a kind of many-footed animal. And the blooming of what is on the cheeks, and the blossom on the nut-tree, and a kind of song, and one who is beloved to Artemis. But some call the many-footed [creature] which occurs and gathers on water-pitchers ἴουλος .[1]
In the Epigrams: "shaving the timely-blooming down below his temples, harbinger of a man's chin, Lycon dedicated to Apollo his first gift."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἴουλος: ὁ ἐν ταῖς ἀμπέλοις σκώληξ: πολύπουν δέ τι ζῷον. καὶ τὸ ἐξάνθημα τὸ ἐπὶ τῶν γενείων, καὶ τὸ ἐπὶ ταῖς καρύαις ἄνθος, καὶ ᾠδῆς τι γένος ἴουλος, καὶ ὁ προσφιλὴς τῇ Ἀρτέμιδι. ἔνιοι δὲ καὶ τὸν ἐπὶ ταῖς ὑδρίαις γινόμενον πολύποδα καὶ συστρεφόμενον ἴουλον καλοῦσιν. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: ὥριον ἀνθήσαντας ὑπὸ κροτάφοισιν ἰούλους κειράμενος, γενύων ἄρσενος ἀγγελίας, Φοίβῳ θῆκε Λύκων πρῶτον γέρας.
[1] cf. scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 1.972, and on Lycophron, Alexandra 23; and glosses in other lexica; see also iota 443.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.198.1-3 (Antipater of Thessalonica).
Keywords: agriculture; botany; daily life; definition; gender and sexuality; meter and music; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 June 2006@23:17:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 21 June 2006@03:51:33.
David Whitehead on 13 January 2013@06:27:03.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 25 January 2019@22:54:16.


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