Today’s felicitous phrase

…comes from a Bryn Mawr Classics review of:

Colin Austin, S. Douglas Olson, Aristophanes. Thesmophoriazusae.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp. cviii, 363. ISBN 0-19-926527-5. $150.00.

Reviewed by Ian C. Storey, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario,
Canada (

“…they affirm (267) that “abuse of individual citizens in Aristophanic parabases is normally confined to the epirrhematic syzygy…”

I always thought it was the prorhematic syzygy myself, but who knew?

One Response to “Today’s felicitous phrase”

  1. bigmacbear says:

    Or perhaps the diarrhematic syzygy…