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Headword: Ὀχεύω
Adler number: omicron,1037
Translated headword: I copulate
Vetting Status: high
"Eat, drink, copulate: since everything else is worth nothing." In other [words], since the other things are not worth this, a snap of the fingers. For the statue standing on his tomb was made having the hands over the head, as if snapping with the fingers, girded in Lydian style, marble in material. Sardanapalos.
Greek Original:
Ὀχεύω. ἔσθιε, πῖν', ὄχευε: ὡς τά γε ἄλλα οὐδενός ἐστιν ἄξια. ἐν ἄλλοις, ὡς τά γε ἄλλα οὐ τούτου ἐστὶν ἄξια, τοῦ τῶν δακτύλων ἀποκροτήματος. τὸ γὰρ ἐφεστὼς τῷ μνήματι ἄγαλμα ὑπὲρ τῆς κεφαλῆς ἔχον τὰς χεῖρας πεποίητο, ὥστ' ἂν ἀποληκοῦν τοῖς δακτύλοις, ἀνεζωσμένον Λυδιστί, μαρμάρεον τὴν ὕλην. Σαρδανάπαλος.
FGrHist 124 (Kallisthenes) F34, quoted more fully at sigma 122; see also alpha 2032.
cf. Photius, Lexicon sigma 80 Theodoridis (s.v. Σαρδαναπάλους ), and a scholion on Aristophanes, Birds 1021, where Σαρδανάπαλλος (sic) is mentioned (web address 1).
For the verb ὀχεύω , see also omicron 1039.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: art history; biography; clothing; ethics; food; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 31 July 2010@23:10:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 1 August 2010@04:01:27.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 1 August 2010@10:58:01.
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Catharine Roth (supplemented note) on 20 September 2013@22:59:35.
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