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Headword: Aisimos
Adler number: alphaiota,320
Translated headword: Aisimos, Aesimus
Vetting Status: high
A lame and dishonored and unlearned man. Aristophanes [writes]: "examine, each of you, what he will gain, as the community is tossed about just like Aisimos."
Greek Original:
Aisimos: ho chôlos kai atimos kai amathês. Aristophanês: skopeisth' hekastos ho ti kerdanei: to de koinon, hôsper Aisimos kulindetai.
Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 207, with comment from the scholia there.
For Aisimos, prominent in Athenian politics in the decade or so after 404 BCE, see also (e.g.) Lysias 13.80-82, and Strauss index s.v.
Barry Strauss, Athens after the Peloponnesian War (1986)
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; ethics; medicine; politics; rhetoric
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 19 March 2003@15:12:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 20 March 2003@03:18:58.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 17 May 2012@04:04:19.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 30 November 2015@06:19:12.


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