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Headword: Ophelos
Adler number: omicron,995
Translated headword: advantage, asset, benefit, profit, worth
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [writes]: "[...] and other women, all who are of any worth in the city."[1] That is, the aristocrats.[2]
And elsewhere: "[...] but Livius' [sc. disciples] hearing anything from them [sc. his teachings] benefited both in beauty of soul and in eloquence."[3]
Greek Original:
Ophelos: Aristophanês: allas te gunaikas, ho ti per estin ophelos en têi polei. toutestin eugeneis. kai authis: tou de Libiou akouein hôn ti ophelos ên kai en kallei psuchês kai en euglôttiai paideias.
The headword, probably extracted from the first quotation given (but also illustrated by the second), is a neuter noun in the nominative/vocative/accusative singular; see generally LSJ s.v.
For the lemma, Adler also cites the Lexicon de Spiritu, L.C. Valckenaer, ed.
[1] An approximation of Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 52-3 (web address 1), already in brief at omicron 738. [In her critical apparatus Adler notes that ms V reads a)/llas ge gunai=kas, at any rate other women. Aristophanes' text actually has xa)te/ras ... gunai=kas.]
[2] From the scholia to the aforementioned passage.
[3] Aelian fr. 83 Hercher (Domingo-Forasté, p. 70), already (with fuller context) at kappa 2098.
D. Domingo-Forasté, ed., Clavdii Aeliani: Epistvlae et Fragmenta, Stuttgart and Leipzig: Teubner, 1994
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Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; imagery; rhetoric; women
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 14 September 2010@00:24:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 14 September 2010@03:28:17.
David Whitehead on 2 August 2013@06:22:39.


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