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Headword: Οὐκ ἐκομπολάκουν
Adler number: omicron,866
Translated headword: I was not boasting
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning I was not making empty noises. I was not saying boastful things, like Aeschylus. "These men could have criticized my art; but I was not boasting." Aristophanes [sc. writes this].
Greek Original:
Οὐκ ἐκομπολάκουν: ἀντὶ τοῦ κενοὺς οὐκ ἐποίουν ψόφους. οὐκ ἔλεγον κομπώδη, ὡς Αἰσχύλος. οὗτοι ἤλεγχον ἄν μου τὴν τέχνην: ἀλλ' οὐκ ἐκομπολάκουν. Ἀριστοφάνης.
Note:
Aristophanes, Frogs 960-1, with scholion.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; tragedy
Translated by: Matthew Farmer on 5 March 2008@19:57:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 March 2008@05:26:37.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2013@04:38:27.

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