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Headword: *)arxai=on to\ kiqari/zein
Adler number: alpha,4073
Translated headword: kithara-playing [is] old-fashioned
Vetting Status: high
That is, worthy of no account, silly, senseless.
Greek Original:
*)arxai=on to\ kiqari/zein: toute/stin ou)deno\s lo/gou a)/cion, lhrw=des, a)no/hton.
Aristophanes, Clouds 1357 (web address 1 below), with comment from the scholia there.
For the fundamental distinction between kithara (kappa 1590) or box-lyre and the various kinds of bowl-lyre, see M.L. West, Ancient Greek Music (Oxford 1992) 48-70.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; meter and music
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 April 2001@18:46:49.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 12 April 2001@00:01:13.
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note; deleted keyword) on 21 April 2001@10:10:25.
David Whitehead (augmented note; restorative cosmetics) on 25 August 2002@10:11:58.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics) on 14 October 2005@17:46:33.
Catharine Roth (updated link) on 8 November 2011@01:30:21.
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword; cosmetics) on 8 November 2011@03:55:34.


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