The Ecclesiazusae of Aristophanes


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Author  Aristophanes
Publication Date   May 17, 2012
ISBN  1236038193
Pages  82

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ...says Chremes, in effect, "she has given you a good answer." "Then let her tell me this," says Blepyrus, propounding his next difficulty. And then turning to his wife, he adds, ' That difficulty, I think, you cannot get over." The translation follows the old reading. 663. TrjtatKtiat Tijr vfipius.--Scholiast. The genitive is governed by rqv rtfiv, understood after (ktio-owtiv. Whence shall they pay the penalty for their assault f The aiKi'at 8»mj (for the word is spelled mVi'nr as well as m«i'ac) is mentioned in that chapter of the Republic to which we have already so frequently referred (Book v. chap. 12, 464 E), but in a manner which may seem to indicate that the passage was subsequently added to the Platonic sketch as a reply to the Aristophanic caricature. For he dismisses all such questions with the remark that actions for violence and as.sault, fiialwv and uUius Bikoi, will find no rightful place amongst the warders, for whose education and mode of life he is there endeavouring to provide. 665. airb rijr /"ifir 'atto rijf Tpofr)tt $iav, r "kapfiavti anb rov Ojjuociox; Siduxri Ttiv (r/filav.--Scholiast. iia(a is one of the articles of food mentioned supra 606. There it is employed in its strict sense of barley cake, Spruvc xdi /nifiir, wheaten and barley loaves. So Peace 853, Plutus 190-2; Plato, Republic, ii. chap. 12 (372 B), and passim. But here it is not confined to one particular eatable. It is used, as the Scholiast observes, and as is frequently the case, for food in general. There seems little, or no, similarity between this regulation of Praxagora, and the Spartan custom mentioned in Athenaeus, iv. 18, with which Bergler compares it. The Spartan offender was required to contribute a dessert, or some ...

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