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Headword: *plou/twn
Adler number: pi,1799
Translated headword: Pluto
Vetting Status: high
[Another way of referring to] the underworld.[1]
Aristophanes [says, when] Pluto is giving a rope to Aeschylus who is on his way back up: "bring this and give it to Kleophon and this to the providers". A token of death. Perhaps a rope for hanging or something of the kind.[2]
Greek Original:
*plou/twn: o( a(/|dhs. *)aristofa/nhs: o( *plou/twn di/dwsi sxoini/on *ai)sxu/lw| e)panio/nti: do\s tou=to *kleofw=nti fe/rwn kai\ tou=to toi=si poristai=s. su/mbolon qana/tou. i)/sws sxoini/on pro\s a)gxo/nhn h)/ ti toiou=ton.
[1] cf. generally alpha 467, kappa 2078.
[2] Aristophanes, Frogs 1504-5 (where the second 'this' in the Suda is 'these', sc. nooses), with comment from the scholia there. Kleophon is not kappa 1730 but a populist politician of the time. The 'providers' (poristai) were financial officials.
Keywords: biography; comedy; constitution; definition; economics; mythology; politics; tragedy
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 17 July 2003@09:27:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes; augmented keywords) on 17 July 2003@09:47:14.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2; more keywords) on 19 October 2011@09:42:26.
David Whitehead on 7 October 2013@05:53:39.


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