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Headword: *para/noia
Adler number: pi,402
Translated headword: insanity, lunacy
Vetting Status: high
"Should I bring him [sc. to court] and have him convicted of insanity?"[1] In effect, I will be a litigant against my father, and having demonstrated him mad by bringing [sc. him] into the jurycourt, thus put a stop to the madness.[2]
Greek Original:
*para/noia: po/teron paranoi/as au)to\n ei)sagagw\n e(/lw; oi(=on pro\s to\n pate/ra dika/somai, kai\ dei/cas au)to\n maino/menon, ou(/tw th\n mani/an pau/sw, ei)s to\ dikasth/rion a)gagw/n.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 845 (where the present headword appears, as is usual in the name of lawsuits, in the genitive: web address 1), with scholion.
For the graphe paranoias see the Aristotelian Athenaion Politeia 56.6 and elsewhere.
[2] Upon legal certification of Strepsiades' dementia, control over the family's wealth would customarily and conveniently pass to Phidippides (Dover, p. 203).
K.J. Dover, Aristophanes, Clouds, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; law; medicine
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 17 November 2007@11:52:52.
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