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Headword: Παροινικώτατος
Adler number: pi,735
Translated headword: most drunk
Vetting Status: high
"For he, of those gathered, was much the most drunk - despite the presence of Hippolytos,[1] Antiphon, Lykon, Lysistratos, Thouphrastos, the Phrynichos group. Of all these he was by far the most outrageous," [that is] drunk.[2] "For as soon as he was filled with good things he danced, skipped, farted, laughed."
Greek Original:
Παροινικώτατος: καὶ γὰρ ἦν τῶν ξυνόντων πολὺ παροινικώτατος, καίτοι παρῆν Ἱππόλυτος, Ἀντιφῶν, Λύκων, Λυσίστρατος, Θούφραστος, οἱ περὶ Φρύνιχον. τούτων ἁπάντων ἦν ὑβριστότατος μακρῷ. παροίνιος. εὐθὺς γάρ, ὡς ἐπέπλητο πολλῶν κἀγαθῶν, ἐνήλατ', ἐσκίρτα, πεπόρδει, κατεγέλα.
Aristophanes, Wasps 1300-1305 (web address 1); cf. epsilon 1309, kappa 1155, mu 83. The individuals named are rich and more or less prominent Athenians; not natural company for Philokleon. For the headword cf. generally pi 734, pi 736, pi 737.
[1] So here, but "Hippyllos" in the original. (The lexicographer has substituted a name more familiar to him -- from mythology and tragedy; it is not actually attested as a proper name in Athens.)
[2] This gloss is not in the original.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; history; mythology; politics; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 October 2001@03:59:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 5 May 2004@00:51:02.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 5 May 2004@04:36:47.
David Whitehead on 2 September 2011@06:11:08.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 10 September 2011@21:44:59.
David Whitehead on 17 September 2013@07:09:43.
David Whitehead on 20 June 2016@04:36:47.


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