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Headword: *)/aneu cu/lou mh\ badi/zwn
Adler number: alpha,2345
Translated headword: not walking without a stick
Vetting Status: high
He is saying [this][1] about Kleomenes; as an Athenian general, besides the other bad things he did he feigned madness, knowing that he was hated by the citizens. Therefore he carried a staff when he went around, by means of which he warded off those who accosted him.[2]
Greek Original:
*)/aneu cu/lou mh\ badi/zwn: peri\ *kleome/nous le/gei: o(\s strathgo\s w)\n *)aqhnai=os prosepoiei=to pro\s toi=s a)/llois kakoi=s kai\ mani/an, ei)dw\s o(/ti misei=tai para\ tw=n politw=n. dio\ kai\ bakthri/an e)/xwn perih/|ei, di' h(=s h)mu/neto tou\s e)perxome/nous au)tw=|.
[1] An abridgement of Aristophanes, Frogs 715-17 (web address 1 below: the full version is "so that he may not on some occasion be stripped, when drunk, walking without a stick"), with scholion.
[2] Something has gone wrong here. At kappa 1723 it is suggested that the "Kleomenes" in question was in the service of King Ptolemy IV Philopator of Egypt (second half of C3 BCE); and no Athenian general of that name is attested. But in any case this whole Frogs song (706-17) declares itself to be about a bath-attendant called Kleigenes.
Aristophanes Frogs, edited with an introduction and commentary by K.J. Dover (Oxford 1993) 280-1
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; geography; history; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 2 November 2000@22:28:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented notes; added bibliography) on 3 November 2000@06:02:28.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 8 August 2002@04:05:01.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 March 2012@05:59:00.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, upgraded link) on 15 December 2013@23:08:04.
David Whitehead on 15 July 2015@04:09:01.


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