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Headword: Εἰ μὴ κατένιψε
Adler number: epsiloniota,148
Translated headword: if he/it had not covered with snow
Vetting Status: high
"If he/it had not covered Thrace with much snow and held fast the rivers at the very time Theognis was contending ..." This man was a frigid poet of tragedy. And so satirizing him he [= Aristophanes] offers to us "much snow," through this man's frigidity with regard to his poetry.
Greek Original:
Εἰ μὴ κατένιψε τὴν Θρᾴκην χιόνι πολλῇ καὶ τοὺς ποταμοὺς ἔπηξ' ὑπ' αὐτὸν τὸν χρόνον, ἡνίκα Θέογνις ἠγωνίζετο. οὗτος τραγῳδίας ἦν ποιητὴς ψυχρός. κωμῳδῶν οὖν αὐτὸν παρίστησιν ἡμῖν τὴν πολλὴν χιόνα, διὰ τῆς τούτου περὶ τὰ ποιήματα ψυχρότητος.
Aristophanes, Acharnians 138-140 (web address 1) and scholion; quoted again at psi 178. See also alpha 2384, epsilon 3127, theta 137, nu 397.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; geography; imagery; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 7 August 2003@15:00:35.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, note, link, keyword) on 8 August 2003@01:09:14.
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Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, upgraded link) on 27 December 2012@17:50:57.
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