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Headword: *cenhlatei=n
Adler number: xi,25
Translated headword: to banish foreigners
Vetting Status: high
[The] Lakedaimonians used to drive out foreigners with blows.[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "What's strange? Just as in Lakedaimon, they are being driven out and a good many blows have been stirred up in town."[2] For a driving-out of foreigners occurred there once, after a heap of ashes had happened.[3]
Greek Original:
*cenhlatei=n: *lakedaimo/nioi meta\ plhgw=n e)ch/launon tou\s ce/nous. *)aristofa/nhs: ti/ d' e)/sti deino/n; w(/sper e)n *lakedai/moni cenhlatou=ntai kai\ keki/nhntai/ tines plhgai\ suxnai\ kat' a)/stu. pote\ ga\r e)kei=se spodia=s genome/nhs cenhlasi/a ge/gone.
See also under delta 997.
[1] Likewise in Photius xi13 Theodoridis; and cf. Hesychius xi.42 s.v. cenhlatou=ntai.
[2] Aristophanes, Birds 1012-14 (web address 1), with an abridged version of a scholion to 1013 (which is Theopompus FGrH 115 F178).
[3] "Heap of ashes" translates the transmitted word spodia, but the scholiast (see preceding note) more plausibly has sitodeia "food-shortage".
N. Dunbar, Aristophanes Birds, edited with introduction and commentary (Oxford 1995) 560-1
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: aetiology; comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; historiography; history; law
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 16 February 2000@13:40:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes and bibliography; increased keywords) on 20 September 2000@06:18:09.
Catharine Roth (supplied headword translation, added link, cosmetics) on 18 January 2002@22:53:07.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics; raised status) on 28 August 2007@05:42:01.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 28 August 2007@22:04:57.
David Whitehead (adjustments) on 18 June 2013@08:37:28.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 6 July 2013@23:53:10.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; another keyword) on 3 February 2014@08:03:59.


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