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Translation Assistance => Other language pairs => Ancient Greek→English translation forum => Topic started by: spiros on 09 Jan, 2022, 20:11:11

Title: τί δ' ἢν ῥαφανιδωθῇ πιθόμενός σοι τέφρᾳ τε τιλθῇ, ἕξει τινὰ γνώμην λέγειν τὸ μὴ εὐρύπρωκτος εἶναι; –> What if he should have a radish shoved up his ass because he trusted you and then have hot ashes rip off his hair? What argument will he be able to offer to prevent himself from having a gaping-anus | but suppose he trusts in your advice and gets a radish rammed right up his arse, and his pubic hairs are burned with red-hot cinders. Will he have some reasoned argument to demonstrate he's not a loose-arsed bugger
Post by: spiros on 09 Jan, 2022, 20:11:11
Δίκαιος Λόγος: τί δ᾽ ἢν ῥαφανιδωθῇ πιθόμενός σοι τέφρᾳ τε τιλθῇ, ἕξει τινὰ γνώμην λέγειν τὸ μὴ εὐρύπρωκτος εἶναι; –> Just Argument: What if he should have a radish shoved up his ass because he trusted you and then have hot ashes rip off his hair? What argument will he be able to offer to prevent himself from having a gaping-anus?

ῥαφανιδόω: Never Look at A Radish in the Same Way Again – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE (https://sententiaeantiquae.com/2017/01/03/%E1%BF%A5%CE%B1%CF%86%CE%B1%CE%BD%CE%B9%CE%B4%CF%8C%CF%89-never-look-at-a-radish-in-the-same-way-again/)

Rhaphanidosis is the act of inserting the root of a plant of the genus Raphanus (commonly known as a radish) into the anus. It is mentioned by Aristophanes as a punishment for adultery in Classical Athens in the fifth and fourth century BC.
Rhaphanidosis - Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhaphanidosis)
Aristophanes,  Clouds, line 1067 (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Aristoph.+Cl.+1080&fromdoc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0241)
Aristophanes,  Clouds, line 1067 (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Aristoph.+Cl.+1083&fromdoc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0027)

All right—but suppose he trusts in your advice and gets a radish rammed right up his arse, and his pubic hairs are burned with red-hot cinders. Will he have some reasoned argument to demonstrate he’s not a loose-arsed bugger?
http://www.faenumpublishing.com/uploads/2/3/9/8/23987979/aristophanes_clouds_a_dual_language_edition_-_johnston.pdf