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Headword: *nai/+s
Adler number: nu,16
Translated headword: Nais
Vetting Status: high
A certain courtesan, whom Lysias and Aristophanes mention.[1]
In Wealth, [it is] obvious that where we find "does Nais not love Philonides on account of you?", this certain people have failed to recognize and have written as "Lais"; as Athenaeus also indicates.[2]
Greek Original:
*nai/+s, e(tai/ra tis, h(=s me/mnhtai *lusi/as kai\ *)aristofa/nhs. e)n tw=| *plou/tw|, dhladh\ o(/pou to/, e)ra=| de\ *nai\+s ou) dia\ se\ *filwni/dou; o(/ tines h)gnohko/tes e)/grayan *lai/+s: w(s kai\ *)aqh/naios e)pishmai/netai.
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
[1] Lysias fr. 245 Sauppe (now 299 Carey OCT); Aristophanes fr. 170 Kock (179 Kassel-Austin).
[2] Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 13. 592C-D (13.62 Kaibel), referring to Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 179 -- where, nevertheless, 'Lais' has been preferred by editors (web address 1). For Lais see lambda 40.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; gender and sexuality; rhetoric; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 2 December 2000@19:40:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note; cosmetics) on 3 December 2000@08:31:46.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; restorative cosmetics) on 3 October 2002@10:04:37.
Catharine Roth (cosmetic) on 4 October 2002@01:06:45.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 9 July 2009@05:03:48.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 12 July 2011@08:22:41.


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