Suda On Line menu Search

Home
Search results for mu,1203 in Adler number:
Greek display:    

Headword: Μόλων
Adler number: mu,1203
Translated headword: Molon
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proper name.
Aristophanes [writes]: "small, as big as Molon".[1] In reference to men small in stature. "How great a desire? -- Small, as big as Molon." But there were two Molons, actors and thieves.[2]
Greek Original:
Μόλων: ὄνομα κύριον. Ἀριστοφάνης: μικρός, ἡλίκος Μόλων. ἐπὶ τῶν βραχυσωμάτων ἀνθρώπων. πόσος πόθος; μικρός, ἡλίκος Μόλων. Μόλωνες δὲ δύο, ὑποκριταὶ καὶ λωποδύται.
Notes:
[1] Aristophanes, Frogs 55 (web address 1); already at mu 1053.
[2] As at mu 1053, the scholia miss the point. Molon the actor (his name still recognizable in the next century: Demosthenes 19.246 [web address 2]), was evidently a giant, not a dwarf.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 July 2001@07:34:44.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (added links and keyword, set status) on 21 October 2003@23:11:09.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 22 October 2003@03:21:51.
David Whitehead on 26 May 2013@07:36:27.

Find      

Test Database Real Database

(Try these tips for more productive searches.)

No. of records found: 1    Page 1

End of search