Type 5410
(formerly typ/3439)

Φιλοῦντα δικάζειν πατέρα παῖς εἵρξας ἄφνω
αὐτὸς τ᾽ ἐφύλαττεν ἔνδον οἰκέται θ’, ὅπως
μὴ λανθάνῃ μηδ’ ἐξίῃ, διὰ τὴν νόσον.
Ὁ δ’ ἀντιμάχεται παντὶ τρόπῳ καὶ μηχανῇ.
Εἶθ’ οἱ συνήθεις καὶ γέροντες, λεγόμενοι
σφῆκες, παραγίνονται βοηθοῦντες σφόδρα,
ἐπὶ τῷ δύνασθαι κέντρον ἐνιέναι τισὶν
φρονοῦντες ἱκανόν. ὁ δὲ γέρων τηρούμενος
συμπείθετ’ ἔνδον διαδικάζειν καὶ βιοῦν,
ἐπεὶ τὸ δικάζειν κέκρικεν ἐκ παντὸς τρόπου.
Title(s) Ἀριστοφάνους τοῦ γραμματικοῦ
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Person(s)
Poet
Aristophanes of Byzantium
Metre(s) Iambic trimeter
Subject(s) Aristophanes (445 BC - 388 BC)
Tag(s)
Translation(s) Judicandi amantem patrem filius inclusum protinus
ipse custodiebat intus quidem habitantem
ne delitesceret, neve exiret, propter ejus morbum.
Ille autem repugnat omni modo et arte.
Inde familiares et senes, dicti
vespae, adsunt fortiter auxiliantes,
quia possunt spiculum mittere in quosdam
ubi existimant idoneum. Senex autem custoditus
eo inducitur ut intus dijudicet et vivat,
quippe qui judicare decrevit omni modo.
Language: Latin
E. Cougny, 1890, Epigrammatum Anthologia Palatina cum Planudeis et Appendice nova epigrammatum veterum ex libris et marmoribus ductorum (vol. 3), Paris: 304
Comment = Anth. Gr. Append. III.90
Hypothesis of Aristophanes' Wasps.
Bibliography
Number of verses 10
Occurrence(s)
Acknowledgements
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