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Headword: Πυραμοῦς
Adler number: pi,3192
Translated headword: pyramous, honey-cake
Vetting Status: high
A kind of cake [made] out of boiled honey and roasted wheat [pyros], like a sesamous [is made] from sesame. These they offered as prizes for those who stayed awake at drinking-parties, and he who had stayed awake until dawn took [sc. this as] a prize.[1] "Ours [is] the honey-cake".[2]
Greek Original:
Πυραμοῦς: εἶδος πλακοῦντος ἐκ μέλιτος ἑφθοῦ καὶ πυροῦ πεφρυγμένου, ὡς σησαμοῦς ὁ διὰ σησαμῆς. ταῦτα δὲ ἐτίθεσαν ἆθλα τοῖς διαγρυπνηταῖς ἐν τοῖς συμποσίοις, καὶ ὁ διαγρυπνήσας μέχρι τῆς ἔω ταῦτα ἐλάμβανεν ἔπαθλον. ἡμέτερος ὁ πυραμοῦς.
cf. tau 439 and tau 518.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 277, where the word appears: see next note. For the sesamous, see sigma 341.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 277 (web address 1, cf. tau 518 and notes 6 and 7), and again Thesmophoriazousai 94.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 October 2001@06:35:46.
Vetted by:
Robert Dyer (Added cross reference, minor cosmetics. Raised status) on 17 May 2002@18:24:54.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; cosmetics) on 18 March 2010@10:15:04.
Catharine Roth (updated link) on 19 March 2010@11:56:27.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 11 January 2014@01:07:38.


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