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Headword: *prasiai/
Adler number: pi,2225
Translated headword: Prasiai, Prasiae
Vetting Status: high
A city in Laconia. Aristophanes [writes]: "alas, Prasiai, thrice-wretched and five times and, far more, ten times, you shall be destroyed today."[1]
Greek Original:
*prasiai/: po/lis *lakwnikh/. *)aristofa/nhs: i)w\ *prasiai\ trisa/qliai kai\ penta/kis kai\ pollw=| deka/kis: a)polei=sqe sh/meron.
[1] A near-duplicate of entry iota 456, and (like that entry) a misquotation of the mock-tragic speech by War (Polemos) 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; ethics; geography
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 17 December 2000@06:06:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; raised status) on 17 December 2000@06:27:24.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link) on 19 April 2006@19:25:41.
David Whitehead on 13 October 2013@08:15:44.


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