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Headword: *(upe/rbolon
Adler number: upsilon,245
Translated headword: Hyperbolos, Hyperbolus
Vetting Status: high
[sc. Having the effect of] a stone. For when they threw people into the sea they used to suspend a weight from their necks. Aristophanes [writes]: "I will raise him aloft and throw him into the Pit, having hung Hyperbolos round his neck".[1]
It is also a proper name.
He was a lover of litigation. Aristophanes [writes]: "and when Hyperbolos meets you he will not involve you in lawsuits".[2]
And on Hyperbolos see in the [entry] "persuasive".[3]
Greek Original:
*(upe/rbolon: li/qon. o(/te ga\r katepo/ntoun tina/s, ba/ros a)po\ tw=n traxh/lwn a)pekre/mazon. *)aristofa/nhs: a)/ras mete/wron ei)s to\ ba/raqron e)mbalw=, e)k tou= la/ruggos e)kkrema/sas *(upe/rbolon. e)/sti de\ kai\ o)/noma ku/rion. h)=n de\ filo/dikos. *)aristofa/nhs: ou) cuntuxw/n s' *(upe/rbolos dikw=n a)naplh/sei. kai\ zh/tei e)n tw=| a)napei/shtai peri\ tou= *(uperbo/lou.
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 1362-3, with scholion. For 'the Pit' see beta 99, beta 100, beta 101.
[2] Aristophanes, Acharnians 846-7, with scholion.
[3] alpha 2010. On this fifth-century-BCE (d.411) Athenian politician, notorious for being the last-ever victim of ostracism (omicron 716, omicron 717), see generally OCD(4) s.v.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; ethics; imagery; law; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 31 July 2006@08:27:04.
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