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Headword: Ῥοίακες
Adler number: rho,273
Translated headword: rhoiakes
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"I bequeath to the child of Kallinikos [...] a pair of rhoiakes, a smooth carpet, a double-sided rug, a sofa cover, two head-rests of the best."[1]
Greek Original:
Ῥοίακες. δίδωμι δὲ τῷ Καλλινίκου παιδίῳ ῥοιάκων ζεῦγος, ψιλοτάπιδα, ἀμφίταπον, περίστρωμα, προσκεφάλαια δύο τῶν καλλίστων.
Notes:
The unglossed headword, nominative plural, appears in the quotation in the genitive plural; but see next note.
[1] A clause -- here abbreviated and carelessly reproduced -- from the will of the Peripatetic scholarch Lykon (OCD4 Lyco): Diogenes Laertius 5.69-74, at 72. By this stage in the sentence the beneficiary is the unnamed wife of 'Kallinikos' (= Kallinos), and the first of the items she is to have is Ροδιακῶν ζεῦγος , i.e. a pair of Rhodian [cups].
Keywords: biography; children; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; geography; philosophy; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 April 2003@05:29:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 15 April 2004@01:12:52.
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note and keywords) on 20 April 2004@08:31:32.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 9 April 2010@08:46:03.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 25 August 2011@05:29:30.
David Whitehead on 30 October 2013@04:38:33.
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