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Headword: *dida/skalon
Adler number: delta,859
Translated headword: instructor
Vetting Status: high
In a special sense those they call "instructors" are the poets of the dithyrambs or the comedies or the tragedies.[1]
And Sophocles [writes]: "mortals who are disorderly become bad through the words of instructors".[2]
Greek Original:
*dida/skalon: i)di/ws didaska/lous le/gousi tou\s poihta\s tw=n diqura/mbwn h)\ tw=n kwmw|diw=n h)\ tw=n tragw|dw=n. kai\ *sofoklh=s: oi( d' a)kosmou=ntes brotw=n didaska/lwn lo/goisi gi/nontai kakoi/.
[1] From Harpokration s.v., commenting on this noun -- accusative case, as again here -- in Antiphon 6.11 (web address 1).
[2] Sophocles, Philoctetes 387-8 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; poetry; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 October 2000@06:59:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 September 2002@08:43:40.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link) on 11 September 2003@16:12:56.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 3 May 2004@16:20:30.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 5 July 2011@05:27:41.
David Whitehead on 4 July 2012@03:35:52.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 4 July 2012@14:32:49.


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