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Headword: *)aru/tesqai
Adler number: alpha,4067
Translated headword: to draw
Vetting Status: high
They say [it] with the tau, not a)ru/esqai [sc. but a)ru/tesqai]. Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "whether to draw water from the course of the Nile's streams in golden bowls...".[1] And Plato in Laws [writes]: "he who draws from these [sources of pleasure and pain] the right amount from the right one at the right time [will be happy]".[2]
Greek Original:
*)aru/tesqai: su\n tw=| t le/gousin, ou)k a)ru/esqai. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: ei)/t' a)/ra *nei/lou proxoa\s u(da/twn xruse/ois a)ru/tesqai pro/xusin. kai\ *pla/twn *no/mois: w(=n o( me\n a)ruto/menos o(/qen te dh\ kai\ o(po/sa kai\ o(po/te.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 272 (loosely quoted: Aristophanes has e.g. the indicative a)ru/tesqe ["you draw"] rather than the infinitive a)ru/tesqai). See web address 1 below.
[2] Plato, Laws 636D-E (which has o(/qen te dei= for the present o(/qen te dh\). See web address 2.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; imagery; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 April 2001@12:46:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keyword) on 22 April 2001@07:33:58.
Catharine Roth (added betacode and keyword, fixed links) on 6 September 2006@01:02:19.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 6 September 2006@03:01:12.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 22 April 2012@08:58:34.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 9 November 2015@10:37:54.


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