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Headword: Θαλαμηπόλος
Adler number: theta,7
Translated headword: chambermaid, lady-in-waiting
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
She who stays by the bedchamber, and guards [it].[1]
The temple-attendant [νεωκόρος ].[2] "Achrylis, the Phrygian lady-in-waiting, who was often among the torches with her sacred hair flowing loose".[3]
Greek Original:
Θαλαμηπόλος: ἡ περὶ τὸν θάλαμον ἀναστρεφομένη, καὶ φυλάττουσα. ἡ νεωκόρος. Ἀχρυλίς, ἡ Φρυγίη θαλαμηπόλος, ἡ περὶ πεύκας πολλάκι τοὺς ἱεροὺς χευαμένη πλοκάμους.
Notes:
[1] cf. the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 7.8, where the headword occurs.
[2] nu 228; cf. zeta 9, kappa 2078, pi 2571.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.173.1-2 (Rhianos). For this woman see already alpha 4720.
Keywords: definition; epic; geography; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 12 December 1999@15:11:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 26 August 2001@10:12:37.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks) on 21 January 2008@10:07:28.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 21 June 2011@11:32:18.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 29 December 2012@22:22:49.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 24 September 2018@01:17:58.

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