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Headword: Λώπιον
Adler number: lambda,733
Translated headword: little cloak
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a cheap, shabby garment.
"Master, [Diogenes] vowed to hang this little cloak on the holy temple gateway as an offering from the stormy sea-voyage."[1]
Greek Original:
Λώπιον: τὸ εὐτελὲς λαῖφος. δέσποτα, χειμερίης ἄνθεμα ναυτιλίης ἀρτήσειν ἁγίοις τόδε λώπιον ἐν προπυλαίοις εὔξατο.
Notes:
The headword is the diminutive of λώπη /λῶπος (lambda 731, lambda 735).
[1] An approximation of Greek Anthology 6.245.3-5 (Diodorus); cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 234-235; and vol. II, 267-268) and further extracts from this epigram at alpha 664, alpha 1108, beta 390, and lambda 183. The 'master' addressed is one of the Kabeiroi (kappa 6). Regarding the content of the quotation, cf. Horace, Odes 1.5 (web address 1).
References:
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1968)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1968)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: architecture; clothing; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; poetry; religion
Translated by: Richard Rodriguez on 29 June 2009@23:08:49.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 29 June 2009@23:21:55.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, set status) on 30 June 2009@01:35:57.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 30 June 2009@03:47:12.
David Whitehead on 22 April 2013@07:39:57.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 2 December 2018@23:57:04.

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