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Headword: Ῥύκου κριθοπομπία
Adler number: rho,290
Translated headword: Rhykos' barley-consignment
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Eratosthenes in his ninth [book][1] says that this king became a captive, and after returning to his own [land][2] he despatched barley to the city of Athens.
Greek Original:
Ῥύκου κριθοπομπία: Ἐρατοσθένης ἐν τῷ ἐνάτῳ φησὶ βασιλέα τοῦτον αἰχμάλωτον γενόμενον, εἶτα ὑποστρέψαντα εἰς ἑαυτόν, τῇ πόλει Ἀθηναίων κριθὴν ἐκπέμψαι.
Notes:
The headword phrase is Comica adespota fr. 290 Kock, now 419 K.-A..
[1] FGrH 241 F25. Hesychius' version [rho430] gives the name as Rhoikos and makes him king of Amathous (alpha 1473) in Cyprus.
[2] The transmitted text says 'returning to himself', but this is easily corrected (with Jacoby).
Keywords: agriculture; biography; botany; comedy; food; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 December 2002@09:46:06.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 22 December 2002@18:32:03.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 16 June 2004@04:24:55.
David Whitehead (adjusted note numbers) on 7 April 2010@08:38:02.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 25 August 2011@05:46:40.
David Whitehead on 30 October 2013@06:46:51.
David Whitehead on 28 December 2014@07:10:38.
David Whitehead on 25 May 2016@07:39:13.

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