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Headword: *th/lefos e)k phridi/ou
Adler number: tau,494
Translated headword: Telephos [living] out of a little pouch
Vetting Status: high
This man was a poor man. Aristophanes [writes]: "and yet previously you were a pauper, claiming to be Telephos [sc. living] out of a little pouch".[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] 'Telepheian wound'.[2]
Greek Original:
*th/lefos e)k phridi/ou: ou(=tos pe/nhs h)=n. *)aristofa/nhs: kai/toi pro/tero/n g' e)ptw/xeues, *th/lefos ei)=nai fa/skwn, e)k phridi/ou. kai\ *thle/feion trau=ma.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 921-3 (web address 1), with scholion; see already at pi 1535. (The comment is barely adequate: T. [cf. under kappa 1444] was actually a king of Mysia who, in Euripides' tragedy of that name, had appeared disguised as a beggar at the court of Agamemnon.)
[2] Only in lexicography.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; economics; geography; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 March 2010@05:57:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 26 March 2010@14:46:22.
Catharine Roth (added link, raised status) on 26 March 2010@20:25:04.
Catharine Roth on 26 March 2010@20:28:05.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 30 March 2010@03:35:25.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 3 June 2012@01:23:26.
David Whitehead on 12 January 2014@08:27:43.


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