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Headword: Μόσχος ᾄδων Βοιώτιον
Adler number: mu,1279
Translated headword: Moschos singing in the Boiotian mode, Moschus singing in the Boeotian mode
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Moschus [was] a bad kithara-singer[1] who sang many things without breath. The so-called Boeotian [mode] was invented by Terpander,[2] just like the Phrygian.[3]
Greek Original:
Μόσχος ᾄδων Βοιώτιον: Μόσχος φαῦλος κιθαρῳδὸς πολλὰ ἀπνευστὶ ᾄδων. τὸ δὲ Βοιώτιον οὕτω καλούμενον εὗρε Τέρπανδρος, ὥσπερ καὶ ὁ Φρύγιος.
Notes:
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 13-14, where the following phrase (garbled by the present lemma) occurs: "I was pleased when, after Moschos, Dexitheos came in singing in the Boiotian mode".
[1] For the kithara see kappa 1590 (and cf. kappa 1591).
[2] tau 354.
[3] The word for 'Phrygian' here is in the masculine singular, implying that a Phrygian man also invented the Boeotian mode just like Terpander. This is probably a mistake, however; the scholia have the neuter form of the adjective (τὸ Φρύγιον ), making the reference not to a Phrygian person but the Phrygian mode, also said to be invented by Terpander.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; meter and music
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 July 2009@06:51:25.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (added note and keyword, raised status) on 24 July 2009@11:18:57.
David Whitehead (another note) on 26 July 2009@04:18:45.
David Whitehead on 27 May 2013@07:11:23.

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