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Headword: Κλεισθένους ἀκρατέστερος
Adler number: kappa,1758
Translated headword: weaker than Kleisthenes; weaker than Clisthenes
Vetting Status: high
This man was attacked for homosexuality and used to act the woman. And Cratinus [says]: "You constantly act the fool" -- depicting him in an episode -- "Cleisthenes will be ridiculous playing dice".
Greek Original:
Κλεισθένους ἀκρατέστερος: οὗτος ἐπὶ κιναιδίᾳ διεβέβλητο καὶ ἐγυναικίζετο. καὶ Κρατῖνος: ληρεῖς ἔχων: γράφων αὐτὸν ἐν ἐπεισοδίῳ: γελοῖος ἔσται Κλεισθένης κυβεύων.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 355, where this individual is mentioned. (The actual headword phrase, however, occurs neither in that passage nor in the scholion and is otherwise unattested.)
The Cratinus passage is fr. 195 Kock = 208 K.-A. (but for its first part see also Aristophanes, Frogs 512).
The feminine characteristics and homosexuality of this man are the butt of numerous jokes in Aristophanes. See also (e.g.) beta 288, epsilon 2021, kappa 1756, pi 3070.
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; ethics; gender and sexuality
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 8 January 2002@14:10:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 11 September 2002@09:22:28.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 1 March 2013@05:38:07.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 January 2015@08:42:12.


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