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Headword: Asteia legeis
Adler number: alpha,4234
Translated headword: you say urbane things
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested is] a)stei=on ["civil"], [meaning something] political.
"[...that he will] say something urbane and refined."[1] The combination [is] comic. "Refined" [katerrinhme/non] means thoroughly worked-through. Use in conversation.[2]
Greek Original:
Asteia legeis. kai Asteion, to politikon. asteion ti kai katerrinêmenon eipein. kômikê hê sumplokê. sêmainei de to katerrinêmenon to akrôs dieirgasmenon. en sunousiai chrô.
The unglossed headword phrase, as a TLG search reveals, is quoted from John Chrysostom's Homily on Paul's Letter to the Ephesians (PG 62,119).
[1] Aristophanes, Frogs 901 [901a Dover] (web address 1 below); cf. kappa 981, lambda 441.
[2] This commentary on the passage derives from Phrynichus (Praeparatio sophistica fr. 266.)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; comedy; definition; ethics; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 January 2002@20:06:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented translation; augmented note; cosmetics) on 6 January 2002@07:04:03.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 25 April 2012@08:25:22.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 22 January 2015@23:21:02.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 5 December 2015@01:19:08.


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