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Headword: Χορὸν δίδωμι
Adler number: chi,408
Translated headword: I grant a chorus
Vetting Status: high
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.
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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