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Headword: *eu)fhmi/a e)/stw
Adler number: epsilon,3797
Translated headword: let there be good speech
Vetting Status: high
The comic poets use [the term] 'good speech' whenever they introduce a prayer or a decree.
Greek Original:
*eu)fhmi/a e)/stw: eu)fhmi/a| xrw=ntai oi( kwmikoi/, e)peida\n eu)xh\n h)\ yh/fisma ei)sa/gwsin.
The headword phrase is a quotation of Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 295 (Web address 1). The entry is probably drawn from scholia thereto, and refers to the specialized use of 'good speech' to mean 'ritual/respectful silence'; cf. epsilon 3794, epsilon 3795 (and epsilon 3792).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; constitution; ethics; law; poetry; politics; religion; stagecraft
Translated by: William Hutton on 10 February 2008@07:45:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword; cosmetics) on 10 February 2008@08:01:21.
David Whitehead on 16 November 2012@04:30:17.


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