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Headword: Λυκόστομος
Adler number: lambda,819
Translated headword: wolf-mouth
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Wolf-mouth] and krasicholos: names of an anchovy; that is, of a grayling.[1]
And elsewhere: "he passed not from men into [being] a wolf, as in the Arcadian story, but from a king into a harsh tyrant".[2]
Greek Original:
Λυκόστομος καὶ Κρασίχολος: ἐπίθετα ἀφύης: ὅ ἐστιν ἐγγραύλεως. καὶ αὖθις: οὐ λύκος ἐξ ἀνθρώπων, κατὰ τὸν Ἀρκαδικὸν μῦθον, ἀλλὰ τύραννος ἐκ βασιλέως ἀπέβη πικρός.
Notes:
[1] For the first of these see Aelian, History of Animals 8.18, 13.2; and cf. alpha 4660.
[2] Polybius 7.13.7 -- abridged: he attributes 'the Arcadian story' to Plato (Republic 565D) -- on Philip V of Macedon (phi 355).
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; geography; historiography; history; imagery; philosophy; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 January 2007@07:35:05.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 22 January 2007@21:28:58.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2 and keywords) on 23 January 2007@03:08:09.
David Whitehead (typo) on 5 May 2008@09:51:31.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 23 April 2013@09:41:10.

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