Aristophanes, Dubiously Attributed Fragments

LCL 502: 522-523

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Dubiously Attributed Fragments

Dubiously Attributed Fragments

925 Stobaeus 3.40.2a 735 H.


πατρὶς δὲ πᾶσα τῷ πένητι προσφιλής ἀφ᾿ ἧς τροφήν τε καὶ τὸ μὴ πεινῆν ἔχει

926 Etymologicum genuinum AB s.v. κνυζώσω = Etymologicum Gudianum 330.48 Sturz

παραιτητέον δὲ τοὺς γράφοντας κατακνησθείην. περί τε Ἀριστοφάνους ἀναγνώσεως·

ἀλλ᾿ Ἀριφράδη δέδοικα μὴ τὰ πράγματα ἡμῶν διακναίσῃ

Ἀριφράδη Dobree: ἀλλὰ ῥίμφα codd. | περί τε Ἀριστοφάνους ἀναγνώσεως Et. Gud.: περί τε Ἀριστοφα ἀναγνώσεως Et. Gen.: παρά τε Ἀριστοφάνει Ἀναγύρῳ Dobree


Dubiously Attributed Fragments

Dubiously Attributed Fragments



a pauper’s homeland is anywhere he can get food and keep from starving


One should not heed those who write kataknhsjeÉhn; and concerning Ar.’s reading:181

I’m afraid that Ariphrades will eat away our business for us182

  • 181 Or with Dobree’s conjecture, “and in Ar.’s Anagyrus.
  • 182Ariphrades (a likely correction of the mss’ reading) moved in sophistic circles, may have been a comic poet, and was somehow associated with cunnilingus.
DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.aristophanes-dubiously_attributed_fragments.2008