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Headword: Μαγνητῶν κακά
Adler number: mu,24
Translated headword: Magnesians' evils
Vetting Status: high
"And I have nothing that I can say worthily about him, whether the name I apply to them is the Magnesians' evils,[1] or the Termerian [evil],[2] or simply the entirety of tragedy togther with satyr[-play] and comedy and mime; so all shamefulness, all insanity, has been contrived by the man, to excess, in these [genres]."[3]
Greek Original:
Μαγνητῶν κακά: καὶ οὔτε τί φῶ περὶ αὐτοῦ ἀξίως ἔχω, κἂν τὰ Μαγνητῶν κακά, κἂν τὸ Τερμέριον, κἂν πᾶσαν ἁπλῶς αὐτῶν ἐπιφθέγξωμαι τὴν τραγῳδίαν μετὰ τοῦ σατύρου καὶ τῆς κωμῳδίας καὶ τοῦ μίμου, οὕτω πᾶσα μὲν αἰσχρότης, πᾶσα δὲ ἀπόνοια πρὸς ὑπερβολὴν ἐπ' ἐκείνοις τῷ ἀνδρὶ πεφιλοτέχνηται.
[1] "Magnesians' evils": cf. tau 53.
[2] "Termerian evil": see tau 348.
[3] An approximation of Julian, Oration 7.210-211 Hertlein (Pros Herakleion kynikon 6 Rochefort); notably, for ἐπ' ἐκείνοις read ἐν ἐκείναις .
Keywords: biography; comedy; ethics; geography; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 January 2009@22:23:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; augmented n.3) on 19 January 2009@03:29:36.
David Whitehead on 25 April 2013@04:08:20.
David Whitehead (coding) on 17 May 2016@05:43:24.


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