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Headword: *)iambi/zw. *)iambi/zw
Adler number: iota,25
Translated headword: I iambize, I lampoon
Vetting Status: high
I iambize [means] I act insolently.[1] For as the iamb [comes] from a short and a long [syllable], so insolence begins from a small action and proceeds to a greater. And Homer [writes]: "[Strife is] small at first."[2]
Greek Original:
*)iambi/zw. *)iambi/zw, to\ u(bri/zw. w(s ga\r o( i)/ambos e)k braxei/as kai\ makra=s, ou(/tw kai\ h( u(/bris e)c o)li/gou a)rxome/nh pro/eisin e)pi\ mei=zon. kai\ *(/omhros: h(/ t' o)li/gh me\n ta\ prw=ta.
[1] Iambic poetry was used for satirical purposes, as by Archilochus. LSJ entry at web address 1.
[2] Homer, Iliad 4.442: web address 2.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; meter and music; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 November 2001@22:06:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 12 November 2001@03:40:41.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 8 January 2013@04:44:04.
Catharine Roth (typo, upgraded link) on 24 January 2013@01:28:57.


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