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Headword: Θηραμένης
Adler number: theta,344
Translated headword: Theramenes
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"A wise man [...], who if he anywhere fell into troubles and came face-to-face with them, has escaped his troubles".[1] This man was changeable and [prone to] adapting [himself] to the circumstance.[2]
See under 'clever' (dexios).[3]
Greek Original:
Θηραμένης σοφός γ' ἀνήρ, ὃς ἢν κακοῖς που περιπέσῃ καὶ πλησίον παραστῇ, πέπτωκεν ἔξω τῶν κακῶν. οὗτος δὲ ἦν εὐμετάβολος καὶ πρὸς τὸν καιρὸν ἁρμόζων. ζήτει ἐν τῷ δεξιός.
Notes:
cf. theta 342, theta 343, theta 345.
[1] Aristophanes, Frogs 968-970 (abridged in the first part: for the full version see under theta 345). See text at web address 1.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Frogs 541, where Th. is mentioned: web address 2. For 'changeable' cf. epsilon 1491, pi 89.
[3] delta 234.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; comedy; ethics; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 May 2004@08:50:21.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added links, set status) on 3 May 2004@01:27:27.
David Whitehead (slight adjustment to tr; x-refs) on 3 May 2004@07:55:17.
Catharine Roth (fixed links) on 19 September 2011@23:05:59.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 20 September 2011@03:40:16.
David Whitehead on 3 January 2013@06:55:18.

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