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Headword: *)ecw|kodo/mhtai
Adler number: epsilon,1831
Translated headword: is built
Vetting Status: high
"The wall [is built] ... so that when, on top, Proxenides of Bragsville[1] and Theogenes" -- [scholion:] both braggarts -- "drive two chariots in opposite directions with yoked horses as big as the wooden one, they would have the width to pass each other." "Herakles!" "And the length [is] a hundred cubits."
Greek Original:
*)ecw|kodo/mhtai to\ tei=xos, w(s o(/tan e)pa/nw me\n *proceni/dhs o( *kompaseu\s kai\ *qeage/nhs, a)mfo/teroi kompastai/, e)nanti/w du/' a(/rmate, i(/ppwn u(po/ntwn me/geqos o(/son o( dou/rios, u(po\ tou= pla/tous a)\n parelasai/thn. *(hra/kleis. to\ de\ mh=kos e(katonto/rguion.
Aristophanes, Birds 1124-1131 (abridged, cf. web address 1), with scholion to 1126; cf. delta 1429.
[1] One of Aristophanes' made-up deme names; for the etymology cf. kappa 2387, etc.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: architecture; biography; comedy; ethics; mythology; politics; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 July 2007@05:26:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added link, set status) on 27 July 2007@12:41:56.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 30 July 2007@02:09:25.
David Whitehead on 20 September 2012@05:29:50.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 21 September 2012@00:51:15.


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