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Headword: Elasibront' anarrêgnus epê
Adler number: epsilon,745
Translated headword: breaking forth thunder-driving words
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [sc. says this].[1] From the [things that are] origin[ally] in Pindar:[2] "o thunder-driving child of Rhea".[3] ['Thunder-driving'] meaning [things] driven by thunder, that is [he is] talking big and using expressions that are overly weighty and full of noise. Either he is mocking Kleon for his voice, since he used to speak hoarsely, or because [he spoke] rapidly.[4]
Greek Original:
Elasibront' anarrêgnus epê: Aristophanês. tês archês Pindarou: elasibronte pai Rheas: anti tou hôs hupo brontês elaunomena, toutesti megalêgorôn kai huperonkois chrômenos rhêmasi kai gemousi psophou. êtoi dia tên phônên skôptei ton Kleôna, hoti tracheôs ephthengeto, ê hôs tacheôs.
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 626 (web address 1), with comments from the scholia thereto. Shorter entries drawn from similar material are to be found in Hesychius, Etymologicum Magnum 325.45; and cf. alpha 2044.
[2] Supplementation of this sentence is based on the text of the Aristophanes scholia.
[3] Pindar fr. 144 Snell-Maehler.
[4] For Kleon see generally kappa 1731.
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Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; history; imagery; mythology; poetry; politics; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: William Hutton on 29 January 2007@06:49:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 29 January 2007@07:51:39.
David Whitehead (adjusted note numbering; another keyword; cosmetics) on 12 August 2012@05:20:55.
David Whitehead (tweak) on 3 July 2015@03:23:32.


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