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Headword: Παῖ
Adler number: pi,835
Translated headword: boy
Vetting Status: high
"What is it, boy? for boy is the right thing to call someone one beats, even if he is an old man".
Greek Original:
Παῖ: Ἀριστοφάνης: τί δ' ἐστίν, ὦ παῖ; παῖδα γάρ, κἂν ᾖ γέρων, καλεῖν δίκαιον, ὅστις ἂν πληγὰς λάβῃ.
Aristophanes, Wasps 1297-98 (where commentators suppose that an extract from tragedy, opening like this, is being parodied). See web address 1.
For the boy/slave ambiguity of pais cf. pi 850 (and see also pi 862).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: children; comedy; daily life; ethics; law; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 May 2004@06:18:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 10 May 2004@16:25:13.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 11 May 2004@03:40:12.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 2 September 2011@09:17:36.


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