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Headword: Μαλθακώτερον
Adler number: mu,108
Translated headword: softer
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] toward the sweeter [side] of life, and [the one] in a good state. Aristophanes in Frogs [writes]: "but you always turn toward the softer -- which is [the mark] of a clever man and a natural Theramenes".
Greek Original:
Μαλθακώτερον: πρὸς τὸ ἡδύτερον τοῦ βίου, καὶ εὖ ἔχον. Ἀριστοφάνης Βατράχοις: τὸ δὲ μεταστρέφεσθ' ἀεὶ πρὸς τὸ μαλθακώτερον, δεξιοῦ πρὸς ἀνδρός ἐστι καὶ φύσει Θηραμένους.
Aristophanes, Frogs 538-40 (here slightly misquoted), with scholion.
cf. mu 107, mu 109, mu 110, mu 111; and for Theramenes theta 342, kappa 1909.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; history; politics
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 14 June 2007@10:48:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; supplied notes and more keywords) on 15 June 2007@04:12:50.
David Whitehead on 29 April 2013@05:53:05.


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