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Headword: Ἐξίστασθαι
Adler number: epsilon,1772
Translated headword: to make way, to stand apart
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to separate oneself.[1] "He commanded those who were complicit in the revolt to stand apart, and he shot them down."[2]
"[You] must keep holy silence and stand aside for our choruses" -- ['stand aside'] meaning give way -- "whoever is inexperienced in these speeches or is not pure in intention."[3] And elsewhere: "to give way to the initiated choruses." Aristophanes [says this].[4]
Concerning giving way, they do not readily pour even vinegary wine sufficiently into the pots.[5]
Greek Original:
Ἐξίστασθαι: διαχωρίζεσθαι. ὁ δέ, ὅσοι τῆς στάσεως ἐναγεῖς ἐκέλευσεν ἐξίστασθαι, οὓς κατηκόντισεν. εὐφημεῖν χρὴ κἀξίστασθαι τοῖς ἡμετέροις χοροῖσιν. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐκχωρεῖν. ὅς τις ἄπειρος τοιῶνδε λόγων ἢ γνώμῃ μὴ καθαρεύοι. καὶ αὖθις: ἐξίστασθαι μύσταισι χοροῖσιν. Ἀριστοφάνης. ὑπὲρ τοῦ ἐξίστασθαι μηδὲ ὀξίνην τὸν οἶνον εὐχερῶς ἅλις τοῖς κεράμοις ἐμβάλλονται.
Notes:
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras.
[1] The headword is present middle infinitive of ἐξίστημι ; presumably extracted from the quotation which immediately follows but also illustrated by the other two. For the verb, cf. epsilon 1770, epsilon 1771, epsilon 1773.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable. (Attributed to Aelian by Adler, on no basis stated or discernible.) For the verb cf. kappa 1046.
[3] Aristophanes, Frogs 354-5, with scholion.
[4] Aristophanes, Frogs 370.
[5] From a (mysterious) marginal note in manuscript M of the Suda; ὀξίνην is Adler's emendation for ὀξίξον .
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; food; history; military affairs; meter and music; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 July 2007@00:53:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 July 2007@04:12:24.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 September 2012@08:21:28.

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