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Headword: Exôlesteron
Adler number: epsilon,1832
Translated headword: more ruinous
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Aristophanes in Wealth [writes]: "for it is poverty, than which no beast [is] more ruinous." Meaning bound to destroy, or more destructive, or worse.[1]
Aelian [writes]:[2] "certain gatherings took place at her [house][3] and assemblages of unruly men and lewd women and youths who had opted for a ruinous life."
Greek Original:
Exôlesteron: Aristophanês Ploutôi: penia gar estin, hês ouden thêrion exôlesteron. anti tou apolesthai opheilon, ê exolothreutikôteron, ê cheiron. Ailianos: sunodoi tines eis autês eginonto kai sumphoitêseis akolastôn andrôn kai gunaikôn aselgôn kai meirakiôn exôlê bion proêirêmenôn.
Notes:
See also epsilon 1833, epsilon 1834.
[1] An approximation -- the original has, for 'no beast', 'no living creature anywhere' -- of Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 443 (web address 1), with scholion.
[2] Aelian fr. 126c Domingo-Forasté (part of 123 Hercher). (The woman in question is a Syrian courtesan.)
[3] The preposition ei)s does not take the genitive, so some such noun as this in the accusative is implicit.
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 July 2007@05:44:25.
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Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 28 July 2007@22:17:36.
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