8.0038 Q: Help with Greek Phrase (1/11)

Thu, 26 May 1994 21:27:29 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0038. Thursday, 26 May 1994.

Date: Thu, 26 May 94 15:04:43 BST
From: DEL2@phx.cam.ac.uk
Subject: Help on a Greek phrase?

I recently inherited a flagon with an inscribed silver lid.
The inscription appears to be corrupt Greek, and if anyone
can suggest a reasonable interpretation I'd be grateful.
A TLG search suggests it's nothing classical. It is
It makes no sense to me however I take it.
The obvious possibilities are nikw alos, nikw laos,
and simple nonsense. The flagon is not specially old,
so perhaps it's the last, but it would be nice to know.
Douglas de Lacey, Cambridge UK.