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Headword: Λάκαινα κύων
Adler number: lambda,47
Translated headword: Spartan bitch
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Sophocles [writes]: "like some keen-scented stepping of a Spartan bitch."
Greek Original:
Λάκαινα κύων: Σοφοκλῆς: κυνὸς Λακαίνης ὥς τις εὔρινος βάσις.
Note:
Sophocles, Ajax 8 (Athena describes Odysseus’ gait as he stalks Ajax); already at beta 166 and epsilon 3689. A striking example of a transferred epithet.
Keywords: geography; imagery; mythology; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 28 August 2004@13:29:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 29 August 2004@04:58:19.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference and keyword) on 8 July 2006@12:02:50.
David Whitehead on 27 March 2013@06:32:32.

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