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Headword: Αἰξωνηίς
Adler number: alphaiota,242
Translated headword: Aixonian
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
It is a deme of the [sc. Athenian] tribe Kekropis. They used to be ridiculed in comedy as slanderers. Hence they used to call speaking ill [of someone] "playing the Aixonian".[1]
Greek Original:
Αἰξωνηίς: δῆμός ἐστι φυλῆς Κεκροπίδος. ἐκωμῳδοῦντο δὲ ὡς βλάσφημοι. ἀφ' οὗ καὶ τὸ κακῶς λέγεσθαι αἰξωνεύεσθαι ἔλεγον.
Notes:
The transmitted headword is Αἰξωνηίς , presumably proffered as a feminine adjective or noun in the nominative singular. However, in the Suda's source, Harpokration, it is the locative Αἰξωνῆσιν ("at-Aixone"), cited from Isaeus fr. 99 Sauppe.
On Aixone (present-day Glyphada) see generally C.W.J. Eliot, Coastal Demes of Attika (Toronto 1962) 6-24; J.S. Traill, The Political Organization of Attica (Princeton 1975) 50; D. Whitehead, The Demes of Attica (Princeton 1986) index s.v.
[3] See already alphaiota 239; also alphaiota 240, alphaiota 241.
Keywords: comedy; constitution; daily life; definition; ethics; geography; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 September 2000@05:52:45.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 4 September 2002@22:06:56.
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