Flaying the Flayed Dog

Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 156-8 Kalonikê: But what if our husbands leave us? Lysistrata: To use Pherecrates’ term: flay the flayed dog. Kalonikê: These words of nonsense are just counterfeit [sex]. ΚΛ. Τί δ’, ἢν ἀφιῶσ’ ἅνδρες ἡμᾶς, ὦ μέλε; ΛΥ. Τὸ τοῦ Φερεκράτους, κύνα δέρειν δεδαρμένην. ΚΛ. Φλυαρία ταῦτ’ ἐστὶ τὰ μεμιμημένα. Scholia: “The word of […]

Flaying the Flayed Dog

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