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Headword: *tritagwnisth/s
Adler number: tau,1011
Translated headword: third-part-actor, third-part-player
Vetting Status: high
Aeschines in many [passages] is jeered at by Demosthenes as an actor of tragedies, and he calls him a 'third-part-player',[1] implying a very unesteemed actor, numbering amongst the third-raters.
Greek Original:
*tritagwnisth/s: *ai)sxi/nhs e)n polloi=s skw/ptetai u(po\ *dhmosqe/nous w(s u(pokrith\s tragw|diw=n, kai\ tritagwnisth\n au)to/n fhsin, w(s a)dokimw/taton tw=n u(pokritw=n, e)n tri/th| ta/cei katariqmw=n.
For this headword in its literal sense see tau 1012.
[1] Demosthenes 18.129, 209, 267, etc. (And for something comparable see 19.10: Ischandros acts as 'second-part-player' to Aeschines.)
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; imagery; politics; rhetoric; stagecraft; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 May 2011@09:39:51.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 22 May 2011@23:28:01.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 23 May 2011@04:01:03.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2011@07:46:09.
David Whitehead on 15 January 2014@06:51:40.


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