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Headword: Λιπαρά
Adler number: lambda,575
Translated headword: oily, sleek
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Referring to] the anchovy.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "if anyone, having flattered you, should call Athens 'oily,' he would obtain whole thing [...] having attached an honor of anchovies."[2] And elsewhere: "the matter of the city is oily." That is, rich.[3]
Greek Original:
Λιπαρά: ἡ ἀφύη. Ἀριστοφάνης: εἰ τις ὑμᾶς ὑποθωπεύσας λιπαρὰς καλέσειε τὰς Ἀθήνας, εὗρε τὸ πᾶν ἄν, ἀφύων τιμὴν περιάψας. καὶ αὖθις: λιπαρὸν τὸ χρῆμα τῆς πόλεως. τουτέστι πλουσία.
Notes:
[1] alpha 4660.
[2] An approximation (and abbreviation) of Aristophanes, Acharnians 639-640, with scholia; already at theta 433.
[3] Aristophanes, Birds 826, with scholia. "The matter of the city" is an idiomatic periphrasis for, simply, "the city": see generally LSJ s.v. χρῆμα , II.3.
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; food; geography; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 3 June 2009@22:32:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; expanded n.3; more keywords; cosmetics) on 4 June 2009@05:20:36.
David Whitehead on 19 April 2013@06:22:11.

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