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Headword: *mo/lwn
Adler number: mu,1203
Translated headword: Molon
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.
Aristophanes [writes]: "small, as big as Molon".[1] In reference to men small in stature. "How great a desire? -- Small, as big as Molon." But there were two Molons, actors and thieves.[2]
Greek Original:
*mo/lwn: o)/noma ku/rion. *)aristofa/nhs: mikro/s, h(li/kos *mo/lwn. e)pi\ tw=n braxuswma/twn a)nqrw/pwn. po/sos po/qos; mikro/s, h(li/kos *mo/lwn. *mo/lwnes de\ du/o, u(pokritai\ kai\ lwpodu/tai.
[1] Aristophanes, Frogs 55 (web address 1); already at mu 1053.
[2] As at mu 1053, the scholia miss the point. Molon the actor (his name still recognizable in the next century: Demosthenes 19.246 [web address 2]), was evidently a giant, not a dwarf.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 July 2001@07:34:44.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (added links and keyword, set status) on 21 October 2003@23:11:09.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 22 October 2003@03:21:51.
David Whitehead on 26 May 2013@07:36:27.


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