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Headword: *)ana/baine
Adler number: alpha,1802
Translated headword: step up
Vetting Status: high
It should be known that the ancients used to say a)nabai/nein for entering into a speaking-platform, but katabai/nein [meant] departing thence, from the ancient custom. Aristophanes [writes]: "sausage-seller, come here, come here, o dearest friend, step up, o manifest saviour of the city and us."
Greek Original:
*)ana/baine: i)ste/on, o(/ti e)/legon oi( palaioi\ to\ e)pi\ logei=on ei)sie/nai a)nabai/nein, katabai/nein de\ to\ a)palla/ttesqai e)nteu=qen, a)po\ tou= palaiou= h)/qous. *)aristofa/nhs: a)llantopw/la, deu=ro, deu=r', w)= fi/ltate, a)na/baine swth\r th=| po/lei kai\ nw=in fanei/s.
Aristophanes, Knights 148-149 (web address 1), with scholion.
On the speaking-platform in the Athenian Assembly -- the one in question here -- see Hansen (below) 128.
M.H. Hansen, The Athenian Democracy (Oxford 1991)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; politics; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 15 October 2000@21:47:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added bibliography; cosmetics) on 16 October 2000@05:51:11.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 28 July 2002@08:12:38.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 22 February 2012@06:13:09.
Catharine Roth (added betacode, upgraded link) on 8 March 2012@00:04:32.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation and note) on 31 October 2013@01:30:19.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement) on 31 October 2013@04:00:31.
David Whitehead on 26 June 2015@03:43:51.


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