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" in the time of Aristophanes and Demosthenes, designated a person of a peculiar class, not capable of being described by any single word in our language, but well understood and appreciated by an Athenian. He had not much in common with our sycophant,... "
Eclogæ Aristophanicæ, selections from The clouds (The birds) with notes by ... - Page 120
by Aristophanes - 1852
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A School Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities: Abridged from the Larger ...

William Smith, Charles Anthon - Classical dictionaries - 1846 - 373 pages
...came to be applied to all illnatured, malicious, groundless, and vexatious accusations. Sycophantes in the time of Aristophanes and Demosthenes designated...slanderer. The Athenian law permitted any citizen (TOV /Jou/lo^tvov) to give information against public offenders, and prosecute them in courts of justice....
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The Birds of Aristophanes, with notes by C.C. Felton

Aristophanes - 1849
...complaining that the winged birds have nothing. " Еикофот^," says Smith (Diet, of Antiq.), " in the time of Aristophanes and Demosthenes, designated...slanderer. The Athenian law permitted any citizen (rà/ ßov\o/j.evov) to give information against public offenders, and prosecute them in courts of...
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The Birds of Aristophanes

Aristophanes - 1849 - 228 pages
...complaining that the winged birds have nothing. " 2vKoфavnjr," says Smith (Dict, of Antiq.), " in the time of Aristophanes and Demosthenes, designated...slanderer. The Athenian law permitted any citizen (TOV ßov/iápеvov) to give information against public offenders, and prosecute them in courts of...
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A SCHOOL DICTIONARY OF GREEK AND ROMAN ANTIQUITIES

WILLIAM SMITH, LL.D. - 1851
...came to be applied to all illnatured, malicious, groundless, and vexatious accusations. Sycophantes in the time of Aristophanes and Demosthenes designated...slanderer. The Athenian law permitted any citizen (rbv (Sovho/tevov) to give information against public offenders, and prosecute them in courts of justice....
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The Comedies of Plautus: Trinummus.- Miles Gloriosus.- Bacchides.- Stichus ...

Titus Maccius Plautus, Henry Thomas Riley - Greece - 1852
...cunning and villanous character, and who, as it has been justly observed, in Dr. Smith's Dictionary, was " a happy compound of the common barretor, informer,...pettifogger, busybody, rogue, liar, and slanderer." In fact, he was such a person as we moan by the epithet "swindler" or "sharper." Information being...
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The comedies of Plautus literally tr., with notes, by H.T. Riley, Volume 1

Titus Maccius Plautus - 1852
...cunning and villanons character, and who, as it has been justly obsen«l, in Dr. Smith's Dictionary, was " a happy compound of the common barretor, informer,...pettifogger, busybody, rogue, liar, and slanderer." In fact, he was roch a person as we mean by the epithet "swindler" or "sharper." Information king encouraged...
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The Cyropaedia: Or, Institution of Cyrus, and the Hellenics, Or Grecian ...

Xenophon - Education of princes - 1855 - 579 pages
...accused him to different members of the council, aa marring th« 1 TWV avKofyavriovJ] " Sycophantes in the time of Aristophanes and Demosthenes designated...barretor, informer, pettifogger, busybody, rogue, liari and slanderer" Smith's Dictionary of Antiquities. CH. 3.] CRITIAS ACCUSES THERAMENES. 329 government....
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The Birds: With Notes, and a Metrical Table

Aristophanes - 1861
...their levity and fickleness by similar comparisons to birds. 1395. irp\v &v SiaSpafiш. G. § 67, 1. and Demosthenes, designated a person of a peculiar...with our sycophant, but was a happy compound of the eommon barretor, informer, pettifogger, busybody, rogue, liar, and slanderer. The Athenian law permitted...
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The Birds of Aristophanes

Aristophanes - 1864 - 236 pages
...their levity and fickleness by similar comparisons to birds. 1395. V» *» 8ш8ра^ш. G. § 67, 1. and Demosthenes, designated a person of a peculiar...slanderer. The Athenian law permitted any citizen (rbv /3сwXo/«vov) to give information against public offenders, and prosecute them in courts of justice....
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A Smaller Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities: Abridged from the ...

William Smith - Classical dictionaries - 1868 - 474 pages
...to be applied to all ill-natured, malicious, groundless, and vexatious accusations. Sycophantes in the time of Aristophanes and Demosthenes designated...sycophant, but was a happy compound of the common barrator, informer^ pettifogger, busybody, royue, liar, and slanderer. The Athenian law permitted any...
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