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Headword: *)all' ou) qe/mis
Adler number: alpha,1353
Translated headword: but not lawful
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] but [it is] not possible. "But [it is] not lawful to tell, except to the students." He is introducing these things[1] for ridicule and calumny. For slandering and envying [is] alien to philosophers, whose way is to share in everything without envy.
Greek Original:
*)all' ou) qe/mis: a)ll' ou) dunato/n. a)ll' ou) qe/mis plh\n toi=s maqhtai=si le/gein. e)pi\ diasurmw=| kai\ diabolh=| tau=ta pareisa/gei. a)llo/trion ga\r tw=n filoso/fwn to\ baskai/nein kai\ fqonei=n, oi(=s to\ koinwnei=n peri\ pa/ntwn a)fqo/nws.
Aristophanes, Clouds 140, with scholion (cf. mu 44).
[1] The story about Socrates and Chairephon which follows.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; ethics; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 31 May 2000@13:06:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 February 2001@09:09:16.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 February 2012@06:43:47.
David Whitehead on 12 June 2015@09:09:11.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 27 June 2020@23:13:49.


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