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Headword: Μέλος τι μελλοδειπνικόν
Adler number: mu,536
Translated headword: [I will sing] a certain beginning-of-dinner tune
Vetting Status: high
"He was rising up and going away, the two Cretan feet."[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "for soon after follows the lopado-temacho-selacho-galeo-kra-..."[2]
Greek Original:
Μέλος τι μελλοδειπνικόν ὑπανακίνει Κρητικὼ τὼ πόδε. Ἀριστοφάνης: τάχα γὰρ ἔπεισι λοπαδοτεμαχοσελαχογαλεοκρά.
The headword phrase comes from Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 1153; two non-contiguous later passages follow (see below).
[1] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 1165 (here garbled): "rise up and go away [to dinner]. [You too should move] your [two] feet in the Cretan fashion;" cf. kappa 2410.
[2] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 1168-1169, with the seven-verse-long dish here truncated.
Keywords: comedy; food; meter and music
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 17 May 2009@03:11:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented tr; x-ref; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 17 May 2009@05:27:28.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@06:26:35.


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