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Headword: Χρηστῶς
Adler number: chi,517
Translated headword: decently, well
Vetting Status: high
Meaning conservatively.
Aristophanes [writes]: "the city of the Athenians, if it did this decently, wouldn't it be secure, if it didn't keep coming up with some new thing or other." Meaning if it kept the ancient law and did not busy itself and bring on new constitutions.[1]
Greek Original:
Χρηστῶς: ἀντὶ τοῦ φυλακτικῶς. Ἀριστοφάνης: ἡ δ' Ἀθηναίων πόλις, εἰ τοῦτο χρηστῶς εἶχεν, οὐκ ἂν ἐσῴζετο, εἰ μή τι καινὸν ἄλλο περιειργάζετο. ἀντὶ τοῦ εἰ ἐφύλαττε τὸν ἀρχαῖον νόμον καὶ μὴ ἐπολυπραγμόνει καὶ τὰς καινὰς ἔφερε πολιτείας.
[1] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 218-220 (web address 1), with scholion to 220.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; constitution; definition; ethics; law; politics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 April 2008@05:42:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 6 April 2008@07:57:29.
David Whitehead on 13 November 2013@08:21:00.


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