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Headword: Βουταλίων
Adler number: beta,468
Translated headword: Boutalion
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Boutalion] and Koroibos and Melitides were calumniated for stupidity. Aristophanes [writes]: "before this the stupidest men used to sit gaping -- dolts, half-wits."[1]
Greek Original:
Βουταλίων καὶ Κόροιβος καὶ Μελιτίδης ἐπὶ μωρίᾳ διεβέβληντο. Ἀριστοφάνης: τέως δ' ἀβελτερώτατοι κεχηνότες Μαμμάκυθοι, Μελιτίδαι κάθηνται.
Note:
[1] Aristophanes, Frogs 989-991 (web address 1 below), with comment from the scholia there. See under alpha 33; also gamma 118, kappa 2113, mu 121, mu 523, mu 1344.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; ethics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 June 2002@11:59:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; modified translation; augmented note; cosmetics) on 12 June 2002@03:50:17.
David Whitehead on 3 June 2012@05:50:47.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 4 July 2012@21:23:05.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; more keywords) on 26 January 2014@07:23:09.

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