Next installment a more polished version!
This is a rough DRAFT with Notes
Source Lyra Graeca and other D. Campbell texts
Recorded byAthenaeus in Doctors at dinner
citing a book by Theognis on Rhodian Festivals
Note Dialect is Doric
ἦλθ̓ ἦλθ̓ χελιδὼν (she) comes comes aorist swallow
καλὰς ὥρας ἄγουσα, fine seasons / hours times – as ending doric bringing
καλοὺς ἐνιαυτούς, fine years plural returning again ?
ἐπὶ γαστέρα λευκά, upon stomach belly white
ἐπὶ νῶτα μέλαινα. upon back black (swallows b+w)
παλάθαν σὺ προκύκλει cakes you roll out
prob preserved pressed fig or dried fruits
ἐκ πίονος οἴκου out of ??? house
pionos fat oily rich in slang ?
οἴνου τε δέπαστρον of wine and cup/ and cup of wine
depastron < depas
τυροῦ τε κάνυστρον. Of cheese and basket a basket of cheese
usually a not u cane / wicker baskets
καὶ πύρνα χελιδὼν and wheat loaves (for) swallow
καὶ λεκιθίταν and pulse “bread'” some kind of bean cake
or porridge served cooked in pan
οὐκ ἀπωθεῖται. πότεῤ ἀπίωμες ἢ λαβώμεθα;
not you it drive away apootheoo whether or not will we get
- mes ending doric apeimi nor will we go away
εἰ μέν τι δώσεις. εἰ δὲ μή, οὐκ ἐάσομες.
If any u give if and not we will not relaese let go
ἢ τὰν θύραν ϕέρωμες ἢ τὸ ὑπέρθυμρον
neither or the door we will carry away subjunctive / future or the lintel?
ἢ τὰν γυναῖκα τὰν ἔσω καθημέναν.
Or the woman wife inside sitting ?
μικρὰ μέν ἐστι, ῥᾳδίως νιν οἴσομες.
Small little she is easily nin =ionic min it her him enclitic form autos
fut form of pheroo we will carry away
ἄν δὴ φέρῃς τι, μέγα δή τι φέροις.
anything whatever you bear to us let it be big
ἄνοιγ̓ ἄνοιγε τὰν θύραν χελιδόνι.
Open open fut form The door to swallow
οὐ γὰρ γέροντές ἐσμεν, ἀλλὰ παιδία.
Not for elders we are but children