Sunday, May 19, 2019


A Filthy, Disgusting Politician

Aristophanes, Knights 303-310 (tr. Jeffrey Henderson):
You filthy disgusting shout-downer, your brazenness
fills the whole land, the whole Assembly,
the taxes, the indictments and lawcourts,
you muckraker, you who have thrown our whole city
into a sea of troubles...

ὦ μιαρὲ καὶ βδελυρὲ καὶ κατακεκρᾶκτα, τοῦ σοῦ θράσους
πᾶσα μὲν γῆ πλέα, πᾶσα δ᾿ ἐκκλησία,
καὶ τέλη καὶ γραφαὶ καὶ δικαστήρι᾿, ὦ
βορβοροτάραξι καὶ τὴν πόλιν ἅπασαν ἡ-
μῶν ἀνατετυρβακώς...

304 καὶ κατακεκρᾶκτα Hermann: καὶ κέκρακτα vel καὶ κρᾶκτα codd.: κρᾶκτα Meineke (vid. L.P.E. Parker, The Songs of Aristophanes [Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997], p. 163)
Cf. id. 287:
κατακεκράξομαί σε κράζων.
W.C. Green on τέλη καὶ γραφαὶ:
'Tolls and public suits,' put for the places where such things were.

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