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Headword: Λήκυθος
Adler number: lambda,439
Translated headword: lekythos, oil-flask
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Feminine in Aristophanes. "[He] who paints the oil-flasks for the dead." The best of the painters [sc. would do this]. For they used to paint such things on memorial objects.[1] And [sc. this term also occurs] elsewhere: "and set out the oil-flasks."[2]
Greek Original:
Λήκυθος: θηλυκῶς παρὰ Ἀριστοφάνει. ὃς τοῖς νεκροῖς ζωγραφεῖ τὰς ληκύθους. ὁ τῶν γραφέων ἄριστος. τοιαῦτα γάρ τινα ἐν τοῖς μνήμασιν ἔγραφον. καὶ αὖθις: καὶ παράθου τὰς ληκύθους.
Notes:
See also lambda 436, lambda 437, lambda 438.
[1] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 996 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there; cf. gamma 436.
[2] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 1032 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: art history; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Cynthia Shiroma on 12 April 2004@18:38:06.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (modified translation, added keywords) on 12 April 2004@20:03:24.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, links) on 13 April 2004@02:19:34.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 13 April 2004@04:20:30.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 27 March 2011@08:59:52.
Catharine Roth (fixed links) on 21 August 2011@01:58:16.
David Whitehead (tweaks to tr; another keyword; raised status) on 21 August 2011@04:08:08.

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