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Headword: Οὐχὶ μᾶλλον
Adler number: omicron,983
Translated headword: not more, not rather
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Aristophanes [writes]: "not more [of] a thief, but perhaps [more] fortunate." He is parodying from Euripides' Alcestis. It has this: "some other wife will possess you, not more chaste, but perhaps [more] fortunate."
Greek Original:
Οὐχὶ μᾶλλον: Ἀριστοφάνης: κλέπτης μὲν οὐχὶ μᾶλλον, εὐτυχὴς δ' ἴσως. παρῴδηται ἐξ Ἀλκήστιδος Εὐριπίδου. ἔχει δ' οὕτως: σὲ δ' ἄλλη τις γυνὴ κεκτήσεται, σώφρων μὲν οὐχὶ μᾶλλον, εὐτυχὴς δ' ἴσως.
Note:
Aristophanes, Knights 1251-2 (web address 1), with scholion; Euripides, Alcestis 181-182 (web address 2). See also kappa 1738.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; ethics; gender and sexuality; tragedy; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 June 2010@01:55:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 June 2010@03:06:21.
David Whitehead on 2 August 2013@05:45:22.

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