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Headword: *pantoi/as h)/dh mou/shs peiraqe/ntes kaq' e(autou/s
Adler number: pi,245
Translated headword: you who already have experience of every kind of muse by yourselves
Vetting Status: high
That is, of a diverse and eclectic [one].
Greek Original:
*pantoi/as h)/dh mou/shs peiraqe/ntes kaq' e(autou/s: toute/sti poiki/lhs kai\ pantodaph=s.
The headword phrase is a quotation of Aristophanes, Knights 505-506 (web address 1: here without the opening w)=); the glosses (from the scholia there) seek to explain the word pantoi/as ('every kind of') that occurs in the quotation. (Both this word and the glosses are genitive singular feminine adjectives.)
On the basic level the noun 'muse' or 'Muse' (mou/shs) is used metonymically for 'poetry'; however, the aorist passive participle peiraqe/ntes can mean 'try the patience of' or, with an animate feminine object, even 'assault sexually'; thus there may be a double- or triple-entendre at work.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; gender and sexuality; poetry; religion; stagecraft; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 14 June 2011@05:09:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 14 June 2011@05:41:18.
David Whitehead on 29 August 2011@05:50:33.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 5 May 2021@22:38:41.


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