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Headword: *)/enqesis
Adler number: epsilon,1360
Translated headword: mouthful
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] bit, morsel. Aristophanes [writes]: "if only you would disgorge the mouthful as easily as you found [it]". In reference to those who have enjoyed unexpected esteem. The "you found" [part], that of overcoming something by labour and toil, is[1] proof of the judgement and discrimination of the labourer; but "to find" is simply a matter of contingent good luck, and not[2] an instance of the judgement of the finder. Thus [the phrase is used] not of someone who has succeeded in what he achieved by foresight, but simply of someone who found a finding.
Greek Original:
*)/enqesis: o( a)/kolos, o( ywmo/s. *)aristofa/nhs: ei)/qe fau/lws, w(/sper eu(=res, e)kba/lois th\n e)/nqesin. e)pi\ tw=n para\ prosdoki/an eu)dokimhsa/ntwn. to\ de\ eu(=res, to\ kama/tw| kai\ po/nw| perigene/sqai tino/s, th=s tou= ka/mnontos gnw/mhs kai\ proaire/sews e)sti\n e)/legxos: to\ de\ eu(rei=n a(plw=s th=s parasxou/shs tu/xhs, kai\ [ou)] th=s tou= eu(ro/ntos gnw/mhs e)/rgon. w(s ou)k e)k pronoi/as katorqw/santos, a(\ diepra/cato, a)ll' a(plw=s eu(ro/ntos to\ eu(/rema.
Aristophanes, Knights 404 (on Kleon [kappa 1731] and bribes), with scholion. See web address 1, and cf. epsilon 3675, phi 145, omega 141.
[1] Meaning: ought to be.
[2] The "not" is a textual supplement by Bernhardy, from the scholia; and cf. epsilon 3675.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; economics; ethics; food; imagery; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 May 2007@06:14:54.
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Catharine Roth (set status) on 8 May 2007@01:40:42.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 8 May 2007@02:57:16.
Catharine Roth (keyword, link, status) on 15 September 2011@13:00:31.
David Whitehead on 27 August 2012@06:38:40.
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