An Introduction to the History of Modern Arabic Literature by J Brugman

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It is difficult to say if the shared usage includes a political allusion in addition to being one of those textual borrowings that con­ stitute so much of the script of Frogs. ROSEN/F3/25-58 10/1/02 2:11 PM Page 46 46   thing as ‘authentic’ andreia, to use Loraux’s adjective. e. martial, deeds of ‘real’ men. The use of andreia in the dramatic texts illustrates a none too sub­ tle uncertainty about the word’s referentiality, especially and pre­ dictably in Frogs, where the emphasis on wordplay makes us suspicious about the stable meaning of anything.

Is not actions or even characteristics; Thucydides is writing about language and expression”. Without even considering the overall meaning of the passage, the contrast between tå ¶rga and pçn érgÒn (contr. from éergÒw) shows that Thucydides is interested in ‘linguistic phenomena’. Cf. Loraux 1986, 118–19, 123–4, mentioned by Allison 1997, 171, n. 19. See also Allison 1997, 175 on Thucydides’ use of nomizein. 12 I am not referring to any strict relationship between the date of the History’s composition and that of the Corcyrean Revolution in 427 BCE.

The passage is a good starting place for two related reasons. First, and political significance of the word in question. On ancient eponymy and ety­ mology, see Sluiter 1997, 159–63. Of particular interest is her attention to the eth­ ical aspect of etymology (161–2). The fragmentary and variously titled Glosses of Philitas of Cos (4th c. BC), the Lexeis or Glossai of Aristophanes of Byzantium (3rd and 2nd c. BCE), and the Alphabetical Collection of all Words compiled by Hesychius of Alexandria (5th c.

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