previous next

μηχαναῖς. μαχαναῖς in Ai. 181 and “μαχανᾷ” in Aesch. Th. 133 are the only instances in which Tragedy gives a Doric form to words from this stem.— ἀγραύλου, having his “αὐλή”, or dwelling, in the open country, as opposed to a domesticated animal: Eur. Bacch. 1187πρέπει γ᾽ ὥστε θὴρ ἄγραυλος φόβῃ”. For the combination with ὀρεσσιβάτα cp. Plat. Crat. 394Eτὸ θηριῶδες τῆς φύσεως καὶ τὸ ἄγριον αὐτοῦ καὶ τὸ ὀρεινόν”.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide References (4 total)
  • Commentary references from this page (4):
    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 133
    • Euripides, Bacchae, 1187
    • Plato, Cratylus, 394e
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 181
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: