Φληάδος

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Φληάδος

Post by jeidsath » Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:37 pm

Gentlemen, deep from within the manuscript vaults of the British Library, I present you with the Φληάδος.
Μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ ταφιηϊάδεω κάμβροιο οὐλομένην, ἥ μύρια φληοῖς ἄλγε' ἔθηκε Πολλὰς τὲ στουτὰς ψυχὰς ἀΐδι προΐαψεν...
It goes on through book Σ.
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Re: Φληάδος

Post by Markos » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:11 pm

I don't get it. I get φιηϊάδεω as some sort of mangled form of Πηληιλαδεω, but what is κάμβρος and στουτή?

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Post by Paul Derouda » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:28 pm

It looks pretty funny, but I don't understand much either. Apparently it's just mongrel, φληος = flea?

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Post by Paul Derouda » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:31 pm

Στουτος = stout? I have no idea for ταφιηιαδεω and καμβροιo...

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Post by jeidsath » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:27 pm

My ability to read the script is not 100%, but I'm assuming that this was written by an English speaker. Beyond φληος, there is "Εγγλισν" "Γρῆκον" and "λατὶν" in the note at the top. He calls it a "horrible monster?"

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Re: Φληάδος

Post by mwh » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:51 pm

μόνστρον ὅρρενδον τό τε ἰνφορμὲς πόεμ’ ἐστὶ
πρόσθ’ Ἐγγλισh, μέσσονδε λατὶν, μετόπισθε δε Γρῆκον

monstrum horrendum informe Virg. Aen. 3.658
πρόσθε λέων, ὅπιθεν δὲ δράκων, μέσση δὲ χίμαιρα Il.6.181

2nd para: χώρη Κάμβριη ἐστι καλῆ Βρετάνων ἐνὶ γαίη. Wales.

1. Ταφιηιάδεω Κάμβροιο
Taffy was a Welshman, goes the ditty.

Does the thing really go on for over ten thousand verses?

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Re: Φληάδος

Post by jeidsath » Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:36 am

Does the thing really go on for over ten thousand verses?
The Combrogian Bard's books seemed to have been shorter than Homer's. He only produced 700 or so lines.

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