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Headword: *)epikra/ths
Adler number: epsilon,2416
Translated headword: Epikrates, Epicrates
Vetting Status: high
"You have a beard much finer than that of Epicrates". For this man had a large beard. He used to be called beard-bearer. And Plato the comedy-writer says: "o lord of the hairy lip, beard-bearer Epicrates."[1] And he used to be the butt of comedy for hairiness. He was a populist politician.
Greek Original:
*)epikra/ths: *)epikra/tous ou)k o)li/gw| kalli/ona pw/gwn' e)/xeis. ou(=tos ga\r me/gan pw/gwna ei)=xen. e)pekalei=to de\ sakesfo/ros. kai\ *pla/twn o( kwmiko/s fhsin: a)/nac u(ph/nhs *)epi/krates sakesfo/re. kai\ e)kwmw|dei=to ei)s dasu/thta. h)=n de\ r(h/twr dhmagwgo/s.
For this individual see also epsilon 2417. The present entry derives from a misquotation of Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 71 (web address 1: the implicit verb is "I have"), with scholia thereto; cf. pi 2150.
[1] Plato Comicus fr. 122 Kock, now 130 K.-A. For 'hairy lip' see upsilon 427.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; clothing; comedy; medicine; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 November 2007@09:26:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 7 November 2007@10:38:19.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 8 November 2007@03:17:10.
David Whitehead on 15 October 2012@06:02:37.
David Whitehead on 30 December 2014@05:42:49.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 9 September 2017@22:28:40.


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