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Headword: Παιγνία
Adler number: pi,843
Translated headword: entertainment
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A festival. "So that [only yesterday] I myself put on an entertainment for Hekate for the children and invited my girl-friend from next door".[1]
"The cudgel-bearers pursued [them] with much laughter and entertainment".[2]
Greek Original:
Παιγνία: ἑορτή. ὥστε τἠκάτῃ ποιοῦσα παιγνίαν ἐγὼ τοῖσι παισὶ τὴν ἑταίραν ἐκάλεσ' ἐκ τῶν γειτόνων. καὶ Ξενοφῶν: οἱ δὲ ναρθηκοφόροι ἐδίωκον σὺν πολλῷ γέλωτι καὶ παιγνίᾳ.
Notes:
[1] An incomplete version of Aristophanes, Lysistrata 700-701 (web address 1), with the gloss from the scholia there. The 'girl-friend from next door' is revealed in the next line as a Boiotian eel, to be a delicacy at this picnic; however, from enemy territory it cannot come. For Hekate see generally epsilon 363, epsilon 364, epsilon 365.
[2] Xenophon, Cyropaedia 2.3.18 (a sham battle), here truncated (cf. web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: children; comedy; daily life; definition; food; geography; historiography; military affairs; religion; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 May 2004@06:36:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added links, set status) on 14 May 2004@01:21:07.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 14 May 2004@03:33:47.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 16 November 2005@08:25:55.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 5 August 2010@16:44:37.
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