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Headword: Ὑπογραφόμενος
Adler number: upsilon,468
Translated headword: painting under
Vetting Status: high
“Anointing his face and painting under[1] his eyelids, and competing with the concubines in beauty and hairstyle; and completely following female habits.”[2] The story [is] about Sardanapalus.[3]
Greek Original:
Ὑπογραφόμενος: ἐγχρίων δὲ τὸ πρόσωπον καὶ τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς ὑπογραφόμενος πρός τε τὰς παλλακὰς ἁμιλλώμενος περὶ κάλλους καὶ πλοκῆς: τό τε σύμπαν γυναικείῳ ἔθει χρώμενος. περὶ Σαρδαναπάλου ὁ λόγος.
[1] See also Pollux 5.102, Aelius Dionysius, and Photius s.v. ὑπόγραμμα , Phrynichus, Praeparatio sophistica s.v. ὑπογράμματα ; for the same verb in other senses see upsilon 466.
[2] Nicolaus of Damascus FGrH 90 F2 (= Constantine Porphyrogenitus, De virtutibus et vitiis 1.329.20-22); also at sigma 121.
[3] On Sardanapalus, besides sigma 121, see also sigma 122 and under alpha 396, alpha 2032, kappa 497, kappa 2046, omicron 1037, pi 2913 and tau 131.
Keywords: biography; clothing; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; historiography; history; women
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 7 June 2008@21:42:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified keywords; other tweaks and cosmetics) on 8 June 2008@04:16:54.
David Whitehead on 27 November 2013@08:07:11.


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