Alcaeus 347. 3-4 (Athenaeus, Deipnosophists x 430c-d)

“Semele and Zeus’ son gave wine to men as an amnesia from their troubles”

 

 

οἶνον γὰρ Σεμέλας καὶ Δίος υἶος λαθικάδεον

ἀνθρώποισιν ἔδωκ’.

Homer has nothing on the lyric poets as a oenophile.

Leave a reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s