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Headword: Οἴμοι κύλικος ἴσον ἴσῳ κεκραμένης
Adler number: omicroniota,102
Translated headword: alas for a cup mixed half and half
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Hermes says this; for to him alone they used to offer a mixed libation, because, as they say, he rules over both the living and the dead, [and] receives his honors from both.
Greek Original:
Οἴμοι κύλικος ἴσον ἴσῳ κεκραμένης: τοῦτό φησιν ὁ Ἑρμῆς: τούτῳ γὰρ μόνῳ κεκραμένην σπονδὴν ἔθυον, διότι, ὥς φασι, καὶ ζώντων καὶ τετελευτηκότων ἄρχει, παρ' ἀμφοτέρων τὰς τιμὰς δέχεται.
Note:
Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 1132, with comment from the scholia there; cf. kappa 1263, kappa 2666.
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; food; mythology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 June 2005@19:29:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and another keyword; cosmetics) on 10 June 2005@02:49:54.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 7 August 2013@05:21:34.

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