οὔτε στεφάνων. “οὔτε”, the reading of the MSS., is sound; the fault is in the antistrophe (1211), where they give “καὶ πρὶν μὲν ἐννυχίου”, but this is satisfactorily cured by G. Wolff's correction; see n. on 1211. στεφάνων, the wreaths, usually of myrtle (“μυρρίναι”), with which the guests at a banquet crowned their heads before the “σπονδαί” were poured and the “πότος” began: Athen. p. 685 C “ἡ δὲ τῶν στεφάνων καὶ μύρων πρότερον εἴσοδος εἰς τὰ συμπόσια ἡγεῖτο τῆς δευτέρας τραπέζας”. Ar. Ach. 1145“πίνειν στεφανωσαμένῳ”. Eur. Bacch. 376“παρὰ καλλιστεφάνοις ι εὐφροσύναις”.
This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.