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Headword: Χορὸν δίδωμι
Adler number: chi,408
Translated headword: I grant a chorus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The equivalent of being in good repute and winning; for in Athens not all poets of tragedy and comedy came by a chorus but [only] those who were in good repute and had proved worthy after scrutiny.
Greek Original:
Χορὸν δίδωμι: ἐν ἴσῳ τῷ εὐδοκιμεῖν καὶ νικᾶν: παρὰ γὰρ τοῖς Ἀθηναίοις χοροῦ ἐτύγχανον κωμῳδίας καὶ τραγῳδίας ποιηταί, οὐ πάντες, ἀλλὰ οἱ εὐδοκιμοῦντες καὶ δοκιμασθέντες ἄξιοι.
Notes:
From the scholia to Plato, Republic 383C (and Laws 817D), where the idiom is used.
See generally A.W. Pickard-Cambridge, The Dramatic Festivals of Athens (edn.2, revised by J.P.A. Gould and D.M. Lewis, Oxford 1988) 84 #23.
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; history; meter and music; philosophy; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 April 2003@06:16:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (fixed typo) on 17 July 2003@02:06:28.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 17 July 2003@05:04:08.
David Whitehead on 12 November 2013@08:07:30.

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