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Headword: Οὐκ ἂν δύναιο γαστρὶ πενθῆσαι νέκυν
Adler number: omicron,848
Translated headword: you could not mourn a dead man with a belly
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
And Homer [says]: "it is not possible for the Achaeans to mourn a dead man with a belly".[1]
Greek Original:
Οὐκ ἂν δύναιο γαστρὶ πενθῆσαι νέκυν: καὶ Ὅμηρος: γαστέρι δ' οὔπως ἐστὶ νέκυν πενθῆσαι Ἀχαιούς.
Notes:
The unglossed headword phrase is Comica adespota fr. 278 Kock (not in K.-A.) = Tragica adespota fr. 331 Nauck and Kannicht-Snell. Likewise in Photius, Lexicon omicron631 Theodoridis, and attributed ultimately to Aelius Dionysius omicron39.
[1] Homer, Iliad 19.225 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; epic; ethics; food; imagery; tragedy
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 9 August 2010@05:38:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 August 2010@04:02:58.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 10 August 2010@12:22:11.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 1 August 2013@04:11:48.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@08:18:32.
David Whitehead (codings) on 20 May 2016@05:59:01.

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