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Headword: *pau=e, pau=', w)= de/spoq' *(ermh=
Adler number: pi,805
Translated headword: stop stop lord Hermes
Vetting Status: high
[sc. Trygaeus says this to Hermes] because he is slandering Kleon, who is dead. It was customary for the ancients not to slander those who have passed on.[1]
Greek Original:
*pau=e, pau=', w)= de/spoq' *(ermh=: nekro\n ga\r o)/nta to\n *kle/wna e)loido/rei. e)/qos de\ h)=n toi=s a)rxai/ois tou\s a)poixome/nous mh\ loidorei=n.
The headword-phrase quotes Aristophanes, Peace 648, and the gloss echoes scholiastic comment on it; cf. already alpha 3719 (and for Kleon see kappa 1731).
[1] For this principle in Athenian law see Demosthenes 20.104; Plutarch, Solon 21.
Keywords: biography; comedy; ethics; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 December 2000@10:10:20.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and keyword, set status) on 10 May 2004@01:33:08.
David Whitehead (supplemented translation, note, keywords) on 10 May 2004@04:11:03.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 2 September 2011@08:29:10.
David Whitehead on 2 September 2011@08:32:21.
David Whitehead on 18 September 2013@05:19:21.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 24 June 2021@23:04:27.


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