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Headword: Aisios
Adler number: alphaiota,322
Translated headword: appropriate, right
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one which is proper, true.[1]
Menander [writes]: "but fortune did not breathe upon them rightly: for those doing wrong deliberately were not removed."[2]
And elsewhere: "and this would not be thought right for a king/emperor."[3]
[Note] that Demosthenes joined in literary studies with Aision the Athenian.[4]
Greek Original:
Aisios: ho kathêkôn, alêthês. Menandros: all' ouk aisiôs autois apepneusen hê tuchê: hoi gar ethelokakountes ouch hupestalêsan. kai authis: kai touto ouk aision doxai an basilei. hoti Dêmosthenês sunephilologêsen Aisiôni tôi Athênaiôi.
[1] Here in the masculine. For the neuter see already alphaiota 321.
[2] Menander Protector fr. 32 Blockley.
[3] Quotation unidentifiable.
[4] Quoted from delta 454. (Repeated here simply because of the verbal echo in the name.)
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; rhetoric
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 20 March 2003@08:05:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 20 March 2003@08:32:11.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 11 March 2011@07:30:09.
David Whitehead (updated a reference) on 3 January 2012@05:20:30.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 17 May 2012@04:07:37.
David Whitehead on 30 November 2015@06:45:32.


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