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Headword: Κομήσῃς
Adler number: kappa,1995
Translated headword: you would grow your hair long
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes in Plutus [writes]:[1] "and don't you grow your hair long like that". Meaning [don't] be proud. From the [sc. phenomenon of] those growing their hair long and boasting of it. Even if you are telling the truth, he is saying, don't think big thoughts: for they will not be any less convincing.[2] And philosophers used to grow their hair long either out of [ascetic] endurance or out of stinginess. "None of them ever shaved, out of frugality." [So] says Aristophanes in Clouds.[3]
Greek Original:
Κομήσῃς: Ἀριστοφάνης Πλούτῳ: μηδὲν ταύτῃ γε κομήσῃς. ἀντὶ τοῦ ὑπερηφανήσῃς. παρὰ τὸ τοὺς κομῶντας καυχητιᾶν. εἰ καὶ ἀληθεύεις, φησί, μὴ μέγα φρονήσῃς: οὐδὲν γὰρ ἧττον τὰ αὐτὰ πείσῃ. ἐκόμων δὲ οἱ φιλόσοφοι ἢ διὰ καρτερίαν ἢ διὰ σμικρολογίαν. ὧν ὑπὸ τῆς φειδωλίας ἀπεκείρατ' οὐδεὶς πώποτε. φησὶν Ἀριστοφάνης ἐν Νεφέλαις.
The headword is aorist subjunctive of κομάω , second person singular, from the first quotation given. For this verb, see also kappa 1980.
[1] Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 572 (web address 1); in context the phrase clearly means "don't brag about it".
[2] This sentence, like the preceding one, is taken from the scholia to Plutus, but is commenting on the preceding sentence, "But it will be no less = it does not matter."
[3] Aristophanes, Clouds 835-836 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: clothing; comedy; daily life; definition; economics; ethics; imagery; philosophy
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 19 January 2009@08:53:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, links, cross-reference, keywords, status) on 19 January 2009@22:05:09.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 January 2009@03:48:37.
David Whitehead on 10 March 2013@07:03:30.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 10 March 2013@17:01:18.


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