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Headword: Κηφισοφῶν
Adler number: kappa,1568
Translated headword: Kephisophon, Cephisopho
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proper name.
Aristophanes [writes]: "'bravo, o Palamedes, o wisest intellect; but did you invent this yourself, or [did] Kephisophon?' -- 'I alone [did it]; but Kephisophon [contributed] the vinegar-cruets'".[1]
Greek Original:
Κηφισοφῶν: ὄνομα κύριον. Ἀριστοφάνης: εὖ γ', ὦ Παλάμηδες, ὦ σοφωτάτη φύσις, ταυτὶ δέ ποτ' αὐτὸς εὗρες, ἢ Κηφισοφῶν; ἐγὼ μόνος: τὰς δ' ὀξίδας Κηφισοφῶν.
Note:
[1] Aristophanes, Frogs 1451-3 (web address 1).This man, mentioned in 2 earlier passages (944, 1408), was "a poetic collaborator with Euripides" (Dover ad loc.).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; food; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 December 2000@06:20:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link, status) on 6 October 2003@00:17:50.
David Whitehead (added a keyword; cosmetics) on 6 October 2003@03:50:54.
David Whitehead (augemented notes and keywords) on 27 July 2011@04:56:07.

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