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Headword: Leôkritos
Adler number: lambda,264
Translated headword: Leokritos, Leocritus
Vetting Status: high
"If anyone were to wing [K]leokritos with Kinesias, and the winds were to bear [them] over the sea's plain." Comedy makes fun of Kinesias for being very slender and for being an alien and a toady. Mention was made of the two of them as being like-minded. Or because Kinesias was slender, and [K]leokritos a scoundrel. So he is saying that if anyone were to encompass Kinesias with [K]leokritos instead of wings, so that they were carried in mid air, the outcome will be their death once they are airborne.
Greek Original:
Leôkritos. ei tis pterôsas Leôkriton Kinêsiai, airoien aurai pelagian huper plaka. hôs leptos ôn sphodra ho Kinêsias kômôideitai kai hôs xenos kai hôs kolax. emnêsthê de tôn duo hôs homophronountôn. ê hoti ho Kinêsias leptos ên, ho de Leôkritos mochthêros. phêsin oun, hoti, ei tis anti pterôn Leôkritôi Kinêsian peribaloi, hôste pheresthai metarsious, sumbêsetai autous olesthai aerophorêtous genomenous.
Aristophanes, Frogs 1437-38 (web address 1), with scholion.
For Kleokritos (sic) cf. kappa 1721; for Kinesias cf. kappa 1639.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; ethics; imagery; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 January 2007@10:41:34.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and keyword, set status) on 22 January 2007@01:04:20.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 22 January 2007@03:14:17.
David Whitehead on 4 April 2013@09:33:46.


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