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Headword: *)iw\ *prasiai\
Adler number: iota,456
Translated headword: alas Prasiai, io Prasiai
Vetting Status: high
"[Alas Prasiai] thrice-wretched and five times and, far more, ten times, you shall be destroyed today".[1] It is a city in Laconia.
Greek Original:
*)iw\ *prasiai\ trisa/qliai kai\ penta/kis, kai\ pollw=| deka/kis a)polei=sqe th/meron. e)/sti de\ po/lis *lakwnikh/.
For io see also iota 454, iota 455, iota 457.
[1] A near-duplicate of entry pi 2225, and (like that entry) a misquotation of the mock-tragic speech by Polemos (War) in Aristophanes, Peace, 242-3: i)w\ *prasi/ai trisa/qliai kai\ penta/kis kai\ pollodeka/kis, w(s a)polei=sqe th/meron: "alas Prasiai, thrice-wretched and five times and many tens of times, that you shall be destroyed today'. See web address 1.
G. Shipley, '"The other Lakedaimonians": the dependent perioikic poleis of Laconia and Messenia', in M.H. Hansen (ed.), The Polis as an Urban Centre and as a Political Community (Copenhagen, 1997), 189-281, at pp. 229-30 no. 7.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; geography; tragedy
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 17 December 2000@06:08:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; raised status) on 17 December 2000@06:29:18.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link) on 19 April 2006@19:23:47.
David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaking) on 13 January 2013@07:24:30.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 15 January 2013@01:57:01.


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