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Headword: *)apopurgi/zontas lo/gous
Adler number: alpha,3493
Translated headword: Apopurgizontes Logoi
Vetting Status: high
[These are the works] which Diagoras the Atheist wrote, containing the recantation and dissolution of his belief in the divine.
Greek Original:
*)apopurgi/zontas lo/gous: ou(\s e)/graye *diago/ras o( *)/aqeos, a)naxw/rhsin au)tou= kai\ e)/kptwsin e)/xontas th=s peri\ to\ qei=on do/chs.
The headword phrase, in the accusative case, is extracted from either delta 523 or pi 3200
For the lyric poet Diagoras of Melos (active late C5 BCE) see those two entries; also delta 524, and generally OCD(4) s.v. (p.444).
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; poetry; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 2 June 2001@12:38:52.
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David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 3 June 2001@11:42:06.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 6 February 2008@01:10:42.
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David Whitehead on 4 April 2012@07:32:45.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@09:02:57.

Headword: *diago/ras
Adler number: delta,523
Translated headword: Diagoras
Vetting Status: high
[Diagoras], son of Telekleides or Teleklytos; a Melian, a philosopher and a lyric poet; whom Democritus from Abdera,[1] seeing that he was naturally talented, bought -- since he was a slave -- for ten thousand drachmas and made a pupil. And he also applied himself to the lyric art, being in time after Pindar and Bacchylides, but older than Melanippides:[2] he flourished in the 78th Olympiad.[3] And he was called Atheos since he held such an opinion, after the time when someone of the same art, being accused by him of stealing a paean which he himself had made, swore he did not steal this, and performing it a short while later, met with success. Thereupon Diagoras, being upset, wrote the so-called Apopyrgizontes Logoi, which includes his withdrawal and falling away from his belief concerning the divine.[4] But Diagoras, settling in Corinth, lived out his life there.
Greek Original:
*diago/ras, *thleklei/dou, h)\ *thleklu/tou, *mh/lios, filo/sofos kai\ a)|sma/twn poihth/s: o(\n eu)fua= qeasa/menos *dhmo/kritos o( *)abdhri/ths w)nh/sato au)to\n dou=lon o)/nta muri/wn draxmw=n kai\ maqhth\n e)poih/sato. o( de\ kai\ th=| lurikh=| e)pe/qeto, toi=s xro/nois w)\n meta\ *pi/ndaron kai\ *bakxuli/dhn, *melanippi/dou de\ presbu/teros: h)/kmaze toi/nun oh# *)olumpia/di. kai\ e)peklh/qh *)/aqeos dio/ti tou=to e)do/cazen, a)f' ou(= tis o(mo/texnos ai)tiaqei\s u(p' au)tou= w(s dh\ paia=na a)felo/menos, o(\n au)to\s e)pepoih/kei, e)cwmo/sato mh\ keklofe/nai tou=ton, mikro\n de\ u(/steron e)pideica/menos au)to\n eu)hme/rhsen. e)nteu=qen ou)=n o( *diago/ras luphqei\s e)/graye tou\s kaloume/nous *)apopurgi/zontas lo/gous, a)naxw/rhsin au)tou= kai\ e)/kptwsin e)/xontas th=s peri\ to\ qei=on do/chs. katoikh/sas de\ *ko/rinqon o( *diago/ras au)to/qi to\n bi/on kate/streyen.
C5 BCE. See also delta 524, and generally OCD(4) s.v. (p.444).
[1] delta 448.
[2] Pindar pi 1617, Bacchylides beta 59, Melanippides mu 455.
[3] 468-465.
[4] For this work cf. alpha 3493, pi 3200. On the (controversial) view that it has survived -- on the so-called Derveni Papyrus -- see Richard Janko, 'The Derveni Papyrus (Diagoras of Melos, Apopyrgizontes Logoi?)', Classical Philology 96 (2001) 1-32.
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; philosophy; poetry; religion
Translated by: Jason Karnes on 6 May 2002@14:00:58.
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Catharine Roth (minor modifications to translation; cross-references and keywords) on 6 May 2002@22:17:28.
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 7 May 2002@03:03:43.
David Whitehead (augmented n.4) on 28 January 2005@03:29:04.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 27 June 2012@08:26:17.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 August 2014@04:56:50.

Headword: *diago/ras o( *mh/lios
Adler number: delta,524
Translated headword: Diagoras the Melian
Vetting Status: high
[A phrase used] in reference to atheists and unbelievers and impious people. For after the capture of Melos[1] this man was living in Athens, and he disparaged the mysteries[2] in such a way as to turn many people away from initiation. So the Athenians made the following proclamation against him, and inscribed it on a bronze monument: anyone who killed him would receive a talent, and anyone who brought him [alive] would receive two. This proclamation was made because of his impiety, when he described the mysteries to everyone, making them common knowledge, trivialising them, and turning away those people who wanted to be initiated. So Aristophanes says in Birds: "on this day in particular the proclamation is made: if one of you kills Diagoras the Melian, he will receive a talent, and if anyone kills one of the tyrants, the dead ones, he will receive a talent." 'Dead': that is, those who are fleeing under penalty of death. He has said with exaggeration, 'to kill the dead'.[3]
Greek Original:
*diago/ras o( *mh/lios: e)pi\ tw=n a)qe/wn kai\ a)pi/stwn kai\ a)sebw=n. ou(=tos ga\r meta\ th\n a(/lwsin *mh/lou w)/|kei e)n *)aqh/nais: ta\ de\ musth/ria ou(/tws hu)te/lizen w(s pollou\s e)ktre/pein th=s teleth=s. tou=to ou)=n e)kh/rucan kat' au)tou= *)aqhnai=oi kai\ e)n xalkh=| sth/lh| e)/grayan, tw=| me\n a)poktei/nanti ta/lanton lamba/nein, tw=| de\ a)/gonti du/o. e)khru/xqh de\ tou=to dia\ to\ a)sebe\s au)tou=, e)pei\ ta\ musth/ria pa=si dihgei=to, koinopoiw=n au)ta\ kai\ mikra\ poiw=n kai\ tou\s boulome/nous muei=sqai a)potre/pwn. fhsi\n ou)=n *)aristofa/nhs e)n *)/ornisi: th=|de me/ntoi qh)me/ra| ma/list' e)panagoreu/etai: h)\n a)poktei/nh| tis u(mw=n *diago/ran to\n *mh/lion, lamba/nein ta/lanton: h)/n te tw=n tura/nnwn tis tw=n teqnhko/twn a)poktei/nh|, ta/lanton lamba/nein. teqnhko/ti, toute/sti tw=n e)pi\ qana/tw| feugo/ntwn. e)n u(perbolh=| de\ ei)/rhtai, tou\s teqnhko/tas a)poktei/nein.
For Diagoras see already delta 523. The present entry stems from Aristophanes, Birds 1072-1075 (web address 1; reading ti/s tina in 1074), with comments from the scholia there.
[1] By Athenian forces, in 416/15 BCE. For Melos see generally mu 935.
[2] sc. of Eleusis. See generally mu 1485.
[3] The scholiast does his best here, but misses the central point that the allusion is to the Peisistratid tyrants of the previous century (pi 1474).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; economics; ethics; geography; history; law; military affairs; religion
Translated by: Nicholas Wilshere on 16 October 2004@11:58:44.
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Catharine Roth (modified translation slightly, added link, set status) on 16 October 2004@22:03:50.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 17 October 2004@04:15:47.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 27 June 2012@08:32:12.

Headword: *)epekh/rucan
Adler number: epsilon,2037
Translated headword: they proclaimed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they spoke clearly and forcefully. "They also proclaimed that they would give a talent to the informant."[1]
And elsewhere: "they, unable to hold out against the thirst, sent a messenger by herald."[2]
Greek Original:
*)epekh/rucan: diash/mws kai\ diaprusi/ws e)la/lhsan. kai\ e)pekh/ruca/n te ta/lanton dw/sein tw=| mhnu/santi. kai\ au)=qis: oi( de\ a)ntisxei=n tw=| di/yei mh\ dunhqe/ntes e)pekhrukeu/santo.
The headword is aorist indicative active, third person plural, of e)pikhru/ssw (cf. epsilon 2360). It might be extracted from the first quotation given here, though there are extant alternatives in (e.g.) Herodotus and Polybius.
[1] Quotation unidentifiable (Adler suggests Aelian), via the Excerpta of Constantine Porphyrogenitus. Such proclamations of reward using forms of the headword are not uncommon. Adler cites the case of Diagoras at delta 524 (and Ammonius 184), but there is also Plutarch, Themistocles 29, as well as Lysias 6.18 (a closer parallel than any of the others).
[2] Quotation (already at alpha 2729) unidentifiable. Adler also cites the Ambrosian Lexicon (2316, 2318). This quotation uses a form of a verb, khrukeu/omai, that is different from, though related to, the headword. This verb is also glossed in the next entry, epsilon 2038, and it is possible that this quotation was meant for that entry.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; food; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: William Hutton on 1 September 2007@09:02:59.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 1 September 2007@13:39:30.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 9 September 2007@05:39:24.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 1 October 2012@08:51:15.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; cosmetics) on 22 January 2016@02:59:57.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 21 July 2017@23:20:20.

Headword: *)/erre
Adler number: epsilon,2916
Translated headword: go (to hell)
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] perish.[1]
"Go, bad cub, bad lot, go to Hades, go: I did not bear the one [who was] unworthy of Sparta."[2]
"O Xenophaneses and Diagorases and Hippons and Epicuruses and all the rest of the [catalogue] of those ill-starred and hateful to the gods: go to hell!"[3]
Greek Original:
*)/erre: fqei/rou. e)/rre, kako\n skula/keuma, kaka\ meri/s, e)/rre po/q' a(/|dan: e)/rre: to\n ou) *spa/rtas a)/cion, w(=n e)/tekon. w)= *cenofa/neis kai\ *diago/rai kai\ *(/ippwnes *)epi/kouroi kai\ pa=s o( loipo\s tw=n kakodaimo/nwn te kai\ qeoi=s e)xqrw=n, e)/rresqe.
[1] Likewise in Hesychius and other lexica. From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 8.164, where the headword imperative occurs; cf. epsilon 2939.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.433.5-6 (reading ou)d' e)/tekon): a Spartan mother kills her son.
[3] Aelian fr. 36 Domingo-Forasté (33 Hercher), with an unparalleled instance of e)/rrw in the middle voice: referring to philosophers considered atheistic (cf. upsilon 386, alpha 1398, epsilon 1581). (Other suggestions for the missing noun are 'mob' and 'chorus'.) See Xenophanes at xi 46, Diagoras at delta 523 & delta 524, Epicurus at epsilon 2404, epsilon 2405, epsilon 2406.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; gender and sexuality; military affairs; philosophy; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 July 2004@22:33:20.
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David Whitehead (modified translation at one point; augmented notes and keywords) on 12 July 2004@03:58:14.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 12 July 2004@22:32:54.
Catharine Roth (updated reference, added cross-references) on 17 April 2011@19:03:07.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 25 April 2011@03:38:49.
Catharine Roth (expanded notes, added keywords) on 25 April 2011@11:09:52.
David Whitehead on 25 October 2012@07:28:45.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 6 February 2016@08:50:22.

Headword: *)/iakxos
Adler number: iota,15
Translated headword: Iakkhos, Iacchus
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] hymn to Dionysos.[1] "They sing the Iacchos, like Diagoras."[2] They say that this man was called "the atheist."[3] There was also a second [Diagoras], who was ridiculed for his size. Hermippos in Fates [writes]: "for he was larger [than] he is now, and indeed it seems to me, if one adds [more] of the day, he will be bigger than Diagoras the son of Terthreus ["Quibbler"]."[4]
Greek Original:
*)/iakxos: u(/mnos ei)s *dio/nuson. a)/|dousi to\n *)/iakxon, w(/sper *diago/ras. tou=to/n fasin *)/aqeon keklh=sqai. ge/gone de\ kai\ e(/teros, kwmw|dou/menos e)pi\ mege/qei. *(/ermippos e)n *moi/rais: mei/zwn ga\r h)=n. nu=n d' e)/sti kai\ dokei= dh/ moi, e)a/n tis e)pididw=| th=s h(me/ras, mei/zwn e)/stai *diago/rou tou= *terqre/ws.
[1] cf. iota 11, iota 16.
[2] Aristophanes, Frogs 320 (web address 1); the entry is derived from a scholion on this verse.
[3] Diagoras of Melos: delta 523, delta 524; and cf. tau 343.
[4] Hermippus fr. 42 Kock = 43 K.-A. On Hermippus the comic poet, see epsilon 3044.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; medicine; meter and music; poetry; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 February 2008@01:16:05.
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David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another x-ref; more keywords; cosmetics) on 6 February 2008@04:19:11.
David Whitehead (tweak; another x-ref) on 6 April 2010@03:20:35.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2013@04:23:13.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 24 January 2013@01:16:32.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 December 2014@09:29:48.
David Whitehead (cosmeticule) on 26 April 2016@03:43:12.

Headword: *filokra/ths
Adler number: phi,381
Translated headword: Philokrates, Philocrates
Vetting Status: high
[Philokrates] 'the Sparrower', as if '[the] Melian'. He was a fowler. "If any of you kills Philokrates the Sparrower, he shall receive a talent; but if anyone brings him alive, four; because he strings the finches together and sells them at seven to the obol; next, because he plumps up the thrushes and displays them for sale and degrades them, and inserts their feathers into the nostrils of the blackbirds, and likewise seizes the pigeons and keeps them shut up, and compels them to decoy, fastened in a net."
Greek Original:
*filokra/ths o( *strou/qios, w(/sper *mh/lios. h)=n de\ o)rniqoqh/ras. h)\n a)poktei/nh| tis u(mw=n *filokra/th to\n *strou/qion, lh/yetai ta/lanton: h)\n de\ zw=nta au)to\n a)ga/gh|, te/ssara: o(/ti sunei/rwn tou\s spi/nous pwlei= kaq' e(pta\ tou= o)bolou=. ei)=ta fusw=n ta\s ki/xlas dei/knusi pa=si kai\ lumai/netai, toi=s te koyi/xoisin ei)s ta\s r(i=nas e)gxei= ta\ ptera/, ta\s peristera/s q' o(moi/ws cullabw\n ei)/rcas e)/xei, ka)panagka/zei paleu/ein dedeme/nas e)n diktu/w|.
Aristophanes, Birds 1077-1083 (web address 1), with comment from the fuller scholia to the first line there.
This Philokrates has already been mentioned in line 14 of the play, where he is called a 'board-seller': see pi 1614. Here in the spoof decree he is given a spoof ethnikon, along the lines of 'Diagoras the Melian' just mentioned (1073). In fact Ph. was an Athenian, on orthodox assumptions.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; economics; food; geography; law; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 April 2003@11:09:59.
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Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 19 January 2004@14:42:26.
David Whitehead (typos) on 20 January 2004@03:05:02.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 9 August 2011@06:22:50.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 9 September 2011@01:18:02.
David Whitehead on 11 December 2013@03:55:59.
David Whitehead (another note) on 13 December 2013@03:11:10.

Headword: *purgi/skoi
Adler number: pi,3200
Translated headword: cabinets, cupboards
Vetting Status: high
and treasure-chests:[1] household furniture.
Also [sc. attested is the verb] a)popurgi/zw.[2]
Diagoras wrote the Apopyrgizontes Logoi,[3] containing his withdrawal and falling-away of the belief concerning the divine; for he had previously been an atheist.[4]
Greek Original:
*purgi/skoi kai\ *qhsaurofula/kia: skeu/h kat' oi)=kon. kai\ *)apopurgi/zw. *diago/ras e)/graye tou\s *)apopurgi/zontas lo/gous, a)naxw/rhsin au)tou= kai\ e)/kptwsin e)/xontas th=s peri\ to\ qei=on do/chs: a)/qeos ga\r h)=n to\ pro/teron.
For the primary headword, here in the nominative plural, see LSJ s.v. purgi/skos, 2.
[1] Adler classifies this phrase as part of the headword. Both terms are linked by Artemidorus 1.74 as symbols of similar meaning that one might see in dreams; cf. under theta 362.
[2] Only (as a participle) in what follows: see next note.
[3] This cryptic title might be interpreted in a number of ways: Discourses that.. (a) remove towers (sc. the defences of the speaker's enemies), (b) reflect the towered-off (sc. secluded, ostracized) status of the speaker, (c) fight from the towers (sc. warding off attacks from the speaker's enemies), etc.
[4] cf. delta 523, which presents a longer excerpt from the same source (ascribed to Hesychius of Miletus 191), and clarifies the context somewhat. See also alpha 3493.
Keywords: architecture; biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; dreams; imagery; philosophy; poetry; religion; rhetoric; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 March 2008@06:12:34.
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William Hutton (augmented notes, added keywords, raised status) on 26 March 2008@09:59:07.
David Whitehead (another note) on 27 March 2008@05:22:28.
David Whitehead on 24 October 2013@05:23:10.

Headword: *swkra/ths
Adler number: sigma,830
Translated headword: Socrates, Sokrates
Vetting Status: high
[Genitive] *Swkra/tous ["of Socrates"].
"Socrates the Melian and Chaerephon, who knows about the footsteps of fleas."[1] [Said] in reference to those discussing certain esoteric matters.[2] It is unhistorical, for Socrates [was] an Athenian; but since Diagoras, who was a Melian, was criticized as being hostile to the gods, so [the dramatist] criticizes Socrates as being an atheist.[3] On account of the inquiry about how many feet a flea which has feet would jump. Or 'Melian', as some opine, as being one sharpening the souls who enter [the Think Shop] who were uncivilized before they entered, by a metaphor regarding irrational beasts, for sheep[4] are animals. But others understand it as meaning a dense and dry topic;[5] and some accepted [this interpretation]. Diagoras the Melian, who had formerly been devout, on being deprived of a deposit by someone, ran off [into exile] on a charge of atheism.[6] The Athenians, indignant at this, maltreated Melos.[7] And there was also Aristagoras the Melian, a dithyrambic poet:[8] [the man] who after openly dancing about and speaking out on the Eleusinian Mysteries was adjudged particularly impious. And because of him they [the comic poets] ridicule the Melians for impiety. [The term Melian] is also applied to blasphemers.
Greek Original:
*swkra/ths, *swkra/tous. *swkra/ths o( *mh/lios kai\ *xairefw=n, o(\s oi)=de ta\ yullw=n i)/xnh. e)pi\ tw=n a)po/rrhta/ tina lego/ntwn. e)/sti de\ par' i(stori/an: *)aqhnai=os ga\r o( *swkra/ths: a)ll' e)pei\ *diago/ras *mh/lios w)\n dieba/lleto w(s qeoma/xos, kai\ to\n *swkra/thn w(s a)/qeon diaba/llei. dia\ de\ th\n zh/thsin, o(po/sous a(/lloito h( yu/lla po/das e)/xousa. h)\ *mh/lios, w(/s tines e)cede/canto, o( ta\s tw=n ei)sio/ntwn yuxa\s o)cu/nwn, pri\n ei)selqei=n h)griwme/nas, a)po\ metafora=s tw=n a)lo/gwn qhri/wn: mh=la ga\r ta\ qre/mmata. oi( de\ ei)s to\ dasu\ kai\ au)xmhro\n noou=sin au)to/: oi( de\ pare/labon au)to/. *diago/ras: o( *mh/lios, o(\s to\ me\n pro/teron h)=n qeosebh/s, parakataqh/khn de\ u(po/ tinos a)posterhqei\s e)pi\ to\ a)/qeos ei)=nai e)/dramen. e)f' w(=| kai\ oi( *)aqhnai=oi a)ganakth/santes th\n *mh=lon e)ka/kwsan. e)ge/neto de\ kai\ *)aristago/ras *mh/lios, diqurambopoio/s: o(\s ta\ *)eleusi/nia musth/ria e)corxhsa/menos kai\ e)ceipw\n a)sebe/statos e)kri/qh. kai\ a)p' e)kei/nou tou\s *mhli/ous a)sebei/a| kwmw|dou=si. ta/ttetai de\ kai\ e)pi\ tw=n blasfh/mwn.
For Socrates see already sigma 829.
Adler (Prolegomena p. xviii) reports that the compiler of the Suda had available a manuscript containing the comedies of Aristophanes and annotations very like the Laurentian scholia. The present entry quotes Aristophanes, Clouds 830-1 and the scholia thereto, except that it sometimes truncates the latter to the point of unintelligibility.
[1] For Chaerephon see chi 158, chi 159, chi 160. In Clouds 143-152 a pupil at the Think Shop had reported to Strepsiades that Chaerephon and Socrates had calculated how many flea-feet a flea could jump. Our encyclopedist quotes neither Aristophanes nor the scholia quite correctly. The pupil had said that the philosophers had figured out 'how many of its own feet a flea could jump' (line 145), and so says the scholiast.
[2] Or 'things that may not be spoken publicly'. The expression would suggest that the calculations were the inner lore of a mystery religion, which is in fact exactly what the pupil had called them in line 143, musth/ria.
[3] For Diagoras see alpha 3493, delta 523, delta 524, tau 543. Also see Dover (below), commentary to line 830, where he accepts the interpretation that an allusion to Diagoras is intended and suggesting Socrates is an atheist. We learn from the feathered chorus in Birds 1073-74 that whoever killed Diagoras would receive a talent's reward, at least in Cloudcuckooland.
[4] The scholiast over-ingeniously connects the adjective 'Melian' with mh=lon, a sheep.
[5] 'Dense and dry', as the sort of ground sheep would graze on.
[6] In the ancient world, where few had access to banking services, someone leaving home would deposit money or other valuables with a trusted person. Violation of such a trust became a prominent topic of rhetoric and moralizing (as well, sometimes, as court-cases).
[7] The Melian affair, a notorious massacre and slave haul, 416 BCE. See Thucydides 5.17. Though it was one year too late for this comedy, even in its second version (Dover, Introduction, p. lxxx), it would have been known to the scholiast and presumed to be connected with Diagoras' misfortunes. See lambda 557.
[8] Otherwise unknown (but for another Melian dithyrambic poet see mu 455; confusion?).
Aristophanes, Clouds, edited with introduction and commentary by K.J. Dover (Oxford 1968)
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; geography; history; imagery; law; philosophy; poetry; religion
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 17 August 2003@16:11:57.
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Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 17 August 2003@18:48:27.
David Whitehead (modified end of translation; added initial note and augmented others; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 18 August 2003@03:33:19.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@06:56:05.
Catharine Roth (removed nonfunctional links) on 19 September 2011@22:41:56.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 31 December 2013@04:03:58.

Headword: *terqreu/s
Adler number: tau,343
Translated headword: Terthreus
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.
Greek Original:
*terqreu/s: o)/noma ku/rion.
Actually an improper name - meaning Quibbler - coined as a comic patronymic for Diagoras of Melos, the (so-called) atheist; see delta 523, delta 524.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; geography; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 November 2001@02:56:38.
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Catharine Roth (modified cross-references, set status) on 1 October 2004@23:17:49.
David Whitehead on 3 October 2004@04:59:15.
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