Ptolemaios wrote:According to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae this is from Michael Apostolius Paroemiogr., Collectio paroemiarum: Centuria 12 section 2 line 1.
I think it means something like "Without Dionysos and Demeter Aphrodite is (just) a dead body."
Wow, thanks!. That makes it much more clear! And, alas, why didn't I look closely at my middle liddell, saying that, with genitive, [face=SPIonic]di/xa[/face]
means "apart from, differently from, unlike, against the will of, besides, except, ..."?
And it should be interpreted, "Without food and drink, love is a dead body"?
But then, how come nekron is in neuter accusative? If it is a noun in nominative, why isn't it nekros? Is there a noun like [face=SPIonic]sw=ma[/face]