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Headword: Οὐδὲ τἀρχαῖον ποιεῖ
Adler number: omicron,817
Translated headword: nor does it even make the capital
Vetting Status: high
[no gloss]
Greek Original:
Οὐδὲ τἀρχαῖον ποιεῖ.
Comica adespota fr. 723 Kock, but not in K.-A. Out of context as it is, it could have been construed as meaning 'nor does he do the old-fashioned thing'. However, in classical writers ἀρχαῖον is often loan-capital (see alpha 4072), distinguished explicitly or implicitly from any interest it earns (tau 739, tau 740); and that is how ancient readers understood the phrase here. See Photius, Lexicon omicron622 Theodoridis (taken to come from Pausanias the Atticist): "in reference to things not bringing an advantage".
Keywords: comedy; daily life; economics; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 May 2010@07:11:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded note, set status) on 25 May 2010@18:20:28.
David Whitehead (modified headword; augmented note and keywords) on 26 May 2010@03:28:41.
David Whitehead on 31 July 2013@06:48:43.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@08:15:59.
David Whitehead on 20 May 2016@05:47:02.


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