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Headword: Μελύδριον Ἰωνικόν
Adler number: mu,543
Translated headword: little Ionian ditty
Vetting Status: high
Meaning a sensuous [one]; for Ionians [were] like that. Aristophanes [writes]: "[Muses,] come here to my mouth[1] when you have devised some little ditty of the Ionian sort".
Greek Original:
Μελύδριον Ἰωνικόν: ἀντὶ τοῦ τρυφηλόν: τοιοῦτοι γὰρ Ἴωνες. Ἀριστοφάνης: δεῦρ' ἴτ' ἐπὶ τοὐμὸν στέμμα μελύδριον εὑροῦσαί τι τῶν Ἰωνικῶν.
Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 882-3 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there.
[1] The Suda has στέμμα ('garland') for what should be στόμα here.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; meter and music; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 March 2006@08:22:09.
Vetted by:
Antonella Ippolito (added web ref., keyword, set status) on 9 March 2006@15:04:14.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 9 March 2006@17:18:43.
David Whitehead (tweaked n.1) on 10 March 2006@03:31:36.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@06:39:52.


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