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" Hence the term avKofyavrelv, which originally signified to lay an information against another for exporting figs, came to be applied to all illnatured, malicious, groundless, and vexatious accusations. Sycophantes in the time of Aristophanes and Demosthenes... "
The Birds of Aristophanes: with notes and a metrical table - Page 202
by Aristophanes, Cornelius Conway Felton - 1849 - 228 pages
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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
...his appearance, complaining that the winged birds have nothing. " Еикофот^," says Smith (Diet, of Antiq.), " in the time of Aristophanes and Demosthenes,...slanderer. The Athenian law permitted any citizen (rą/ ßov\o/j.evov) 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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Eclogę Aristophanicę, selections from The clouds (The birds) with ..., Part 2

Aristophanes - 1852
...complaining that the winged birds have nothing. " ЯvKофаvтгц," says Smith (Diet, of Antiq.), " i" the time of Aristophanes and Demosthenes, designated...slanderer. The Athenian law permitted any citizen (rbv ßov\ofjnvov) to give information against public offenders, and prosecute them in courts of justice....
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The Comedies of Plautus, Volume 1

Titus Maccius Plautus - 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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A Smaller Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities: Abridged from the ...

William Smith - Classical dictionaries - 1868 - 474 pages
...came 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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The Cyropaedia: Or, Institution of Cyrus and the Hellenics, Or Grecian History

Xenophon - Greece - 1876 - 579 pages
...to different members of the counci, as marring the 1 TUV avKoipavruv."] " Sycophantes in the tiire of Aristophanes and Demosthenes designated a person...much in common with our sycophant, but was a happy conponnd of the com* man barretor, informer, pettifogger, busybody, rogue, tar, and slanderer." Smith's...
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