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Headword: Ὑπερφυᾶ τέχνην ἔχων
Adler number: upsilon,390
Translated headword: having a marvellous craft
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes, ridiculing the sausage-seller, elevates his craft, in order that he may abuse it the more once it has been revealed as so lowly; for a sausage-seller [is] a man selling entrails.
Greek Original:
Ὑπερφυᾶ τέχνην ἔχων: Ἀριστοφάνης τὸν ἀλλαντοπώλην διασύρων ἐξαίρει τὴν τέχνην, ἵνα μᾶλλον ὀνειδίσῃ, φανείσης αὐτῆς λίαν εὐτελοῦς: ἀλλαντοπώλης γὰρ ὁ τὰ ἔντερα πωλῶν.
Aristophanes, Knights 141 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. alpha 1067.
For the adjective see also upsilon 391; and cf. upsilon 392.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; economics; ethics; food; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 September 2010@05:16:03.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 29 September 2010@22:38:38.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 30 September 2010@02:55:59.
David Whitehead on 24 November 2013@07:35:04.


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