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Headword: Λευκὴ ἡμέρα
Adler number: lambda,322
Translated headword: white day
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a good [one], and [sc. suitable] for festivity. Eupolis in Flatterers [uses the expression].[1]
"Night's dark circle yields to white-horsed day to kindle her light."[2]
Greek Original:
Λευκὴ ἡμέρα: ἡ ἀγαθή, καὶ ἐπ' εὐφροσύνῃ. Εὔπολις Κόλαξιν. ἐξίσταται δὲ νυκτὸς αἰανῆς κύκλος τῇ λευκοπώλῳ φέγγος ἡμέρᾳ φλέγειν.
Notes:
[1] Eupolis fr. 174 Kock (182 K.-A.). Likewise or similarly in other lexica: see the references at Photius lambda218 Theodoridis. See also epsilon 2040, lambda 323, tau 868.
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 672-3 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; imagery; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 31 March 2009@22:11:56.
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David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 1 April 2009@03:57:56.
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