Monday, November 03, 2014


Don't Try This at Home, Boys and Girls

Aristophanes, Frogs 620 (tr. Jeffrey Henderson):
Pour vinegar up his nose too.

ἔτι δ᾽ εἰς τὰς ῥῖνας ὄξος ἐγχέων.
Aristophanes, Frogs. Edited with an Introduction and Commentary by Kenneth Dover (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993), p. 271 (ad loc.):
I have been dissuaded by medical friends from experimenting with a small quantity to see how painful it is.

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