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Headword: Θύννεια
Adler number: theta,581
Translated headword: tuna-meats, tunny-meats
Vetting Status: high
"Gobbling hot [tuna-meats], and then drinking a pitcher of undiluted wine on top of it, I will debauch the generals in Pylos."[1]
Greek Original:
Θύννεια θερμὰ καταφαγών, κᾆτ' ἐπιπιὼν ἄκρατον οἴνου χοᾶ, κασαλβάσω τοὺς ἐν Πύλῳ στρατηγούς.
The headword, part of the quotation given, is neuter accusative plural.
For tuna (tunny) cf. theta 580, theta 582, theta 583, theta 584.
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 354-5 (web address 1); cf. kappa 448. On the Athenian military operation at Pylos in the SW Peloponnese (425/4 BCE) cf. under alpha 4537, kappa 1731.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; gender and sexuality; geography; history; military affairs; poetry; politics; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 24 February 2008@17:56:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 25 February 2008@00:11:02.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 25 February 2008@00:13:38.
David Whitehead (augmented note; another keyword) on 25 February 2008@03:23:02.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2013@07:19:46.


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