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Headword: *)/ofelos
Adler number: omicron,995
Translated headword: advantage, asset, benefit, profit, worth
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [writes]: "[...] and other women, all who are of any worth in the city."[1] That is, the aristocrats.[2]
And elsewhere: "[...] but Livius' [sc. disciples] hearing anything from them [sc. his teachings] benefited both in beauty of soul and in eloquence."[3]
Greek Original:
*)/ofelos: *)aristofa/nhs: a)/llas te gunai=kas, o(/ ti pe/r e)stin o)/felos e)n th=| po/lei. toute/stin eu)genei=s. kai\ au)=qis: tou= de\ *libi/ou a)kou/ein w(=n ti o)/felos h)=n kai\ e)n ka/llei yuxh=s kai\ e)n eu)glwtti/a| paidei/as.
The headword, probably extracted from the first quotation given (but also illustrated by the second), is a neuter noun in the nominative/vocative/accusative singular; see generally LSJ s.v.
For the lemma, Adler also cites the Lexicon de Spiritu, L.C. Valckenaer, ed.
[1] An approximation of Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 52-3 (web address 1), already in brief at omicron 738. [In her critical apparatus Adler notes that ms V reads a)/llas ge gunai=kas, at any rate other women. Aristophanes' text actually has xa)te/ras ... gunai=kas.]
[2] From the scholia to the aforementioned passage.
[3] Aelian fr. 83 Hercher (Domingo-Forasté, p. 70), already (with fuller context) at kappa 2098.
D. Domingo-Forasté, ed., Clavdii Aeliani: Epistvlae et Fragmenta, Stuttgart and Leipzig: Teubner, 1994
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Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; imagery; rhetoric; women
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 14 September 2010@00:24:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 14 September 2010@03:28:17.
David Whitehead on 2 August 2013@06:22:39.


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