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Headword: Ὑπὲρ ἐπιξήνου θελήσω τὴν κεφαλὴν ἔχων λέγειν
Adler number: upsilon,265
Translated headword: I will wish to speak while holding my head over a chopping-block
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
If I do not speak justly, he is saying, may I be deprived of my head. A chopping-block [is] a cook's board, on which they cut up meats.
Greek Original:
Ὑπὲρ ἐπιξήνου θελήσω τὴν κεφαλὴν ἔχων λέγειν: ἐὰν μὴ λέγω, φησί, δίκαια, τῆς κεφαλῆς ἀφαιρεθείην. ἐπίξηνον δὲ μαγειρικὸς κορμός, ἐφ' ᾧ τὰ κρέα συγκόπτουσιν.
Note:
Aristophanes, Acharnians 318 (web address 1), with fuller scholia. Also under epsilon 2497 q.v.; see also ps.-Zonaras s.v. ἐπίξηνος and Hesychius s.v. ἐπιξήνου δίκη .
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; food; imagery; law; science and technology
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 2 February 2010@06:54:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 2 February 2010@07:00:29.
David Whitehead on 10 August 2011@07:50:32.

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