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Headword: *tragw|di/a
Adler number: tau,899
Translated headword: tragedy
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] exaggerated complaint.[1]
Aristophanes in Wealth [writes]: "perhaps it is a Fury from a tragedy." For the ways of repelling phantoms fit tragic poets better, and in tragedies the Furies used to come on with torches.[2]
"But as to how things happened, it is the work of someone wishing to write a tragedy, not chronicling a history".[3] And elsewhere: "[she] suffering things worthy of a tragedy."[4]
Greek Original:
*tragw|di/a: deinopa/qeia. *)aristofa/nhs *plou/tw|: i)/sws *)erinnu/s e)stin e)k tragw|di/as. ta\ ga\r a)potro/paia tw=n fantasma/twn tragw|doi=s ma=llon a(rmo/ttei, e)n de\ tai=s tragw|di/ais meta\ lampa/dwn ei)sh/rxonto ai( *)erinnu/es. to\ de\ o(/pws e)ge/nonto, tragw|di/an boulome/nou gra/fein e)sti/n, ou)x i(stori/an suggra/fontos. kai\ au)=qis: paqou=sa tragw|di/as a)/cia.
[1] Likewise in other lexica (references at Photius tau413 Theodoridis), and cf. the scholia to Plato, Republic 394C, where the headword occurs.
[2] Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 423 (see web address 1), with comment from the scholia there. For the Furies see generally epsilon 2994, epsilon 2995.
[3] Evidently a quotation, and the note in Adler reasonably suggests Polybius (known for his contempt of hellenistic "tragic history") as its author.
[4] Aelian fr. 53i Domingo-Forasté, quoted more fully at tau 636.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; historiography; imagery; mythology; philosophy; stagecraft; tragedy; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 24 September 2000@19:02:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 20 October 2000@10:20:23.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 24 May 2003@18:56:40.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 May 2003@05:29:43.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 2 May 2011@03:50:54.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2011@05:50:37.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, upgraded link) on 20 December 2013@19:20:43.
David Whitehead on 15 January 2014@04:21:40.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note 4) on 2 July 2014@23:53:53.


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