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Headword: *kifhsofw=n
Adler number: kappa,1691
Translated headword: Kiphesophon, Kephisophon
Vetting Status: high
This man was a slave.
Greek Original:
*kifhsofw=n: dou=los h)=n ou(=tos.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Frogs 944, where Kephisophon (sic) is mentioned (see web address 1). The Suda garbles his name both here and again at mu 1242.
In context in Frogs, as a poetic collaborator with Euripides, K. is most unlikely to be a slave. What has happened is that the scholiast is recalling Acharnians 393-403, where a slave of Euripides opens the door of his house; a slave who is (unwarrantably) named "Kephisophon" in the manuscripts.
Aristophanes, Frogs, edited with introduction and commentary by K.J. Dover (Oxford 1993) 53-4
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 August 2001@10:59:40.
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Catharine Roth (added link) on 29 August 2001@11:12:44.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 26 September 2003@08:02:06.
David Whitehead on 26 February 2013@05:45:08.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 26 February 2013@23:51:36.


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