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Headword: Λάσθη
Adler number: lambda,138
Translated headword: mockery
Vetting Status: high
Aelian [writes]: "they say that he did not, out of pride and mockery, (?)substitute additional or imported hair, but by training and extending the natural growth that he had."[1] And elsewhere: "with mockery and laughter the Messenians scattered the first offerings of Zeus, as if [they were] a plaything of the Spartans".[2]
Greek Original:
Λάσθη: Αἰλιανός: λέγουσι δέ, ὅτι οὐδὲ προσθέτους οὐδὲ ἐπακτοὺς κόμας ἐκ τῆς ὕβρεως καὶ λάσθης ἐς τὴν χρείαν παρελάμβανεν, ἀλλὰ ἃς εἶχε συμφυεῖς ἀσκῶν καὶ ἐκτείνων. καὶ αὖθις: οἱ δὲ Μεσσήνιοι σὺν λάσθῃ καὶ γέλωτι, ὥσπερ ἄθυρμα τῶν Σπαρτιατῶν, τὰ πρῶτα τοῦ Διὸς ἀναθήματα διέσπειραν.
[1] Aelian fr. 158 Domingo-Forasté (155 Hercher); context (and individual) unidentifiable.
[2] Aelian fr. 285a Domingo-Forasté (287 Hercher). (Bernhardy proposed "ridiculed" (διέσυραν ) instead of "scattered".) For the Messenians, of the SW Peloponnese, cf. (e.g.) alpha 2233, epsilon 2405, iota 626, mu 659, tau 898, tau 1205, phi 132.
Keywords: biography; clothing; ethics; geography; history; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 September 2008@07:44:30.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 17 September 2008@21:51:35.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 18 September 2008@02:58:59.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 2) on 6 August 2011@15:54:19.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 1) on 9 November 2012@02:15:37.
David Whitehead on 3 April 2013@06:54:25.


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