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Headword: Γέρης
Adler number: gamma,197
Translated headword: Gerês
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Name of a pauper and a bald man,[1] of the tribe of the Chaonians.[2] He was mocked for effeminacy.[3] And Aristophanes [writes]: "who is a friend to you other than Gerês?"[4] It is not from the [word] gêras ["old age"].
Greek Original:
Γέρης: ὄνομα πένητος καὶ φαλακροῦ, ἔθνους Χαόνων. διεβάλετο δὲ εἰς μαλακίαν. καὶ Ἀριστοφάνης: σοὶ δὲ φίλος τίς ἐστιν ἄλλος ἢ Γέρης; οὐκ ἔστι δὲ παρὰ τὸ γῆρας.
Notes:
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 932 (which is quoted below). 'Despite the scholiast we are not to believe in his existence' (R.G. Ussher ad loc.).
[2] cf. chi 82.
[3] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 604.
[4] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 932 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; gender and sexuality; geography; medicine
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 7 July 2002@16:32:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 8 July 2002@03:07:49.
Catharine Roth (updated link) on 18 November 2011@01:29:24.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords; tweaks; raised status) on 18 November 2011@03:31:28.

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