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Headword: Καταπλήξ
Adler number: kappa,713
Translated headword: stricken
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] one who has been continuously struck. Theopompus [writes]: "but Eileithuia has pity, being stricken by women in her craft".[1]
Greek Original:
Καταπλήξ: ὁ συνεχῶς πεπληγμένος. Θεόπομπος: ἀλλ' ἡ μὲν Εἰλείθυια συγγνώμην ἔχει, ὑπὸ τῶν γυναικῶν οὖσα καταπλὴξ τὴν τέχνην.
Notes:
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., where Lysias 6.50 and fr. 4 Sauppe (still 4 Carey OCT) are also cited.
See also kappa 712, kappa 715.
[1] Theopompus fr. 59 Kock (60 Kassel-Austin). Eileithuia was the goddess of childbirth (plural at epsiloniota 108; see also nu 396, omicron 688, pi 2950).
Keywords: children; comedy; definition; gender and sexuality; imagery; religion; rhetoric; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 November 2000@03:51:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 2 September 2003@23:01:27.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 3 September 2003@03:02:27.
David Whitehead (updated note; more keywords; tweaks) on 11 July 2011@04:59:29.
David Whitehead on 3 February 2013@08:51:27.

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