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Headword: *loidorei=sqai tou\s ponhrou\s
Adler number: lambda,753
Translated headword: to revile the wicked
Vetting Status: high
["To revile the wicked] is not at all invidious; rather, to any right-thinking person, it is an honor to decent men." That is, reviling the wicked becomes an honor of the good. "So if the fellow, who must be the object of many insults, had himself been obvious, I would not have made mention of a [man who is a] friend; but as it is, everybody knows Arignotos, whoever knows either the white or the orthios nomos." From the saying 'if someone knows [the difference between] the white and the black'. But some say that Arignotos was a kithara-player who sang the so-called orthios nomos and the white [one], which were the ones admired at that time. As to Ariphrades, his licentiousness with women was unnatural.
Greek Original:
*loidorei=sqai tou\s ponhrou\s ou)de/n e)st' e)pi/fqonon, a)lla\ timh\ toi=si xrhstoi=s, o(/stis eu)= logi/zetai: toute/sti to\ tou\s ponhrou\s loidorei=sqai timh\ gi/netai tw=n a)gaqw=n. ei) me\n ou)=n a)/nqrwpos, o(\n dei= po/ll' a)kou=sai kai\ kaka/, au)to\s h)=n e)/ndhlos, ou)k a)\n e)mnh/sqhn fi/lou. nu=n d' *)ari/gnwton ga\r ou)dei\s o(/stis ou)k e)pi/statai, o(/stis h)\ to\ leuko\n oi)=den h)\ to\n o)/rqion no/mon. para\ to\ lego/menon, ei)/ tis oi)=de to\ leuko\n kai\ to\ me/lan. oi( de\ le/gousin *)ari/gnwton kiqarwdo\n o)/nta a)/|dein to\n o)/rqion kalou/menon no/mon kai\ to\n leuko/n: oi(/tines e)qauma/zonto kat' e)kei=non to\n xro/non. tou= de\ *)arifra/dous para\ fu/sin a)selgai/nontos tai=s gunaici/.
Aristophanes, Knights 1274-79 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there; cf. already epsiloniota 146 and the cross-references there.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; ethics; gender and sexuality; meter and music; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 August 2005@03:01:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 25 August 2005@11:36:30.
David Whitehead on 26 August 2005@03:07:19.
David Whitehead on 22 April 2013@08:44:34.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 19 June 2020@19:32:45.


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