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Headword: *au)to/s
Adler number: alpha,4519
Translated headword: myself
Vetting Status: high
Meaning the master. Aristophanes in Frogs [writes]: "tell the dancing-girls that I myself am coming in."[1]
Greek Original:
*au)to/s: a)nti\ tou= o( despo/ths. *)aristofa/nhs *batra/xois: fra/son tai=s o)rxhstri/sin, o(/ti au)to\s ei)se/rxomai.
[1] Aristophanes, Frogs 519-20 (abridged: see web address 1 below), preceded by comment from the scholia there. Dover ad loc. observes: "not exactly I myself (sc. as opposed to someone else) but a proud I (sc. the god Heracles, the boss, the champion lover)".
Aristophanes, Frogs, edited with introduction and commentary by K.J. Dover (Oxford 1993)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 2 August 2001@18:22:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added bibliography; cosmetics) on 3 August 2001@04:58:24.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 3 May 2012@08:08:47.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 21 December 2015@22:10:24.


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