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Headword: *me/lhtos
Adler number: mu,495
Translated headword: Meletos, Meletus
Vetting Status: high
A frigid poet of tragedy. And Aristophanes [says]: "[of] drinking-songs of Meletos and of his Carian pipe-pieces." This man is he who indicted Socrates. He is satirized in comedy for being frigid in his poetry and for being wicked in his way of life. His Carian pipe-pieces and melodies were fit for a dirge.
Greek Original:
*me/lhtos: tragw|di/as poihth\s u(po/yuxros. kai\ *)aristofa/nhs: skolia\ *melh/tou, *karikw=n au)lhma/twn. ou(=to/s e)stin o( *swkra/thn graya/menos. kwmw|dei=tai de\ w(s yuxro\s e)n th=| poih/sei kai\ w(s ponhro\s to\n tro/pon. ta\ de\ *karika\ au)lh/mata kai\ me/lh qrhnw/dh h)=san.
Aristophanes, Frogs 1302 (here slightly misquoted, see web address 1), with comment from the scholia there; again at sigma 642. See generally OCD4 Meletus(1).
Despite what is said here, this Meletos was the homonymous father of Socrates' accuser (mu 496).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; ethics; geography; history; imagery; law; meter and music; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 3 November 2002@08:13:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied headwords; modified translation; added notes; augmented keywords) on 3 November 2002@12:25:16.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 18 August 2011@08:16:00.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2014@08:25:44.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 4 August 2020@01:30:38.


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