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Headword: Ὑμνοπόλος
Adler number: upsilon,118
Translated headword: minstrel
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] someone occupied with hymns.
"Many mothers of minstrels."[1] [This is said] about Alcman the lyric poet.[2]
Greek Original:
Ὑμνοπόλος: ὁ περὶ τοὺς ὕμνους ἀναστρεφόμενος. πολλαὶ μητέρες ὑμνοπόλων. περὶ Ἀλκμᾶνος τοῦ λυρικοῦ.
Notes:
cf. the scholia to Nicander, Alexipharmaca 629, for a similar gloss on the noun ὑμνοπόλος .
[1] Greek Anthology 7.18.6; cf. lambda 784.
[2] alpha 1289, alpha 1290.
Keywords: biography; definition; meter and music; poetry; women
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 25 June 2007@17:56:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 June 2007@03:22:48.
David Whitehead on 20 November 2013@06:29:04.

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