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Headword: All' ou themis
Adler number: alpha,1353
Translated headword: but not lawful
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] but [it is] not possible. "But [it is] not lawful to tell, except to the students." He is introducing these things[1] for ridicule and calumny. For slandering and envying [is] alien to philosophers, whose way is to share in everything without envy.
Greek Original:
All' ou themis: all' ou dunaton. all' ou themis plên tois mathêtaisi legein. epi diasurmôi kai diabolêi tauta pareisagei. allotrion gar tôn philosophôn to baskainein kai phthonein, hois to koinônein peri pantôn aphthonôs.
Aristophanes, Clouds 140, with scholion (cf. mu 44).
[1] The story about Socrates and Chairephon which follows.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; ethics; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 31 May 2000@13:06:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 February 2001@09:09:16.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 February 2012@06:43:47.
David Whitehead on 12 June 2015@09:09:11.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 27 June 2020@23:13:49.


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