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Headword: Χαριξένη
Adler number: chi,116
Translated headword: Charixene
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Simple and stupid [was] Charixene, a courtesan.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "for the present time is not the era of Charixene".
Greek Original:
Χαριξένη: εὐήθης καὶ μωρὰ ἡ Χαριξένη, ἑταίρα. Ἀριστοφάνης: οὐ γὰρ τἀπὶ Χαριξένης τάδε γ' ἐστί.
Notes:
Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 943 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there.
Associated entries in lexica -- some of them preserving other material from comedy: Cratinus fr. 135 Kock (now 146 K.-A.), Theopompus fr. 50 Kock (now 51 K.-A.) -- bring out other points about the courtesan and musician Charixene, such as her advanced age.
[1] For courtesans (hetairai) cf. generally epsilon 3265, epsilon 3266, epsilon 3272, epsilon 3273, epsilon 3275, epsilon 3276.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; ethics; gender and sexuality; meter and music; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 April 2003@09:44:39.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link; raised status) on 29 August 2003@15:38:08.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Modified note) on 29 August 2003@15:41:07.
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 31 August 2003@08:46:37.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 7 August 2011@09:02:56.
David Whitehead on 8 November 2013@05:04:23.
David Whitehead on 30 December 2014@03:51:09.
David Whitehead on 3 January 2015@08:51:53.

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