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Headword: *troxisqei=sa
Adler number: tau,1072
Translated headword: she who had been put to the wheel
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] she who had been tortured. [A term deriving] from the wheel, which is an instrument of torture, stretching the bodies.[1]
And Aristophanes [writes]: "let him be whipped and put to the wheel".[2] For this is how slaves, bound onto a wheel, were hurt. And elsewhere: "you must be racked on the wheel and admit your acts of wickedness".[3]
Greek Original:
*troxisqei=sa: basanisqei=sa. a)po\ tou= troxou=, o(/per e)sti\n o)/rganon basanistiko/n, diatei=non ta\ sw/mata. kai\ *)aristofa/nhs: e)pi\ troxou= g' e(/lkoito mastigou/menos. ou(/tw ga\r oi( dou=loi e)pi\ troxou= desmou/menoi e)tu/ptonto. kai\ au)=qis: e)pi\ tou= troxou= se dei= streblou/menon ei)pei=n a(\ pepanou/rghkas.
cf. generally tau 1073.
[1] Likewise in Photius. From ancient comment on Antiphon 1.20, where the headword occurs (web address 1).
[2] Aristophanes, Peace 452 (web address 2), with comment from the scholia there.
[3] Aristophanes, Wealth 875-6 (web address 3); cf. epsilon 2735.
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Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; law; rhetoric; science and technology; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 November 2001@08:15:12.
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Catharine Roth (added links, set status) on 14 November 2004@16:26:11.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 15 November 2004@03:01:18.
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