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Headword: *margi/ths
Adler number: mu,185
Translated headword: Margites
Vetting Status: high
Aeschines in the [speech] Against Ktesiphon [writes]: "he gave Alexander the nickname Margites".[1] This is what they used to call witless people.
Greek Original:
*margi/ths: *ai)sxi/nhs e)n tw=| kata\ *kthsifw=ntos: e)pwnumi/an *)aleca/ndrw| *margi/thn e)/qeto. e)ka/loun de\ tou\s a)noh/tous ou(/tws.
An abridgment of Harpokration s.v., where Marsyas (FGrH 135-6 F3) is cited.
For Margites see also mu 187.
[1] Aeschines 3.160 (web address 1), referring to Demosthenes.
OCD(4) p.898
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history; proverbs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 December 2000@04:06:56.
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Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link; cosmetics; set status) on 3 December 2003@14:27:19.
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David Whitehead (tweaks) on 12 July 2011@06:01:35.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link, coding) on 5 May 2013@22:49:47.
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