Woe to Scribes Pharisees Hypocrites

Jesus denounced Scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites because they sold prayers (hymns) to fleece the widows rather than deliver the free water of the Word.  The Spirit OF Christ in the prophets warned about "the lying pen of the Scribes" who kept the records for the NOT-commanded sacrificial system.  Hypocrites are defined in Isaiah and Ezekiel as "speakers for money, singers and instrument players." He equated their hypocrite effort as NOTHING MORE THAN.

Pepperdine 2013 Annual Bible Lectures Mike Cope features Rick Atchley
Lynn Anderson The Oak Hills Instrumental Music arguement
Rick Atchley Pepperdine 2013 the Seven Churches in Revelation. We will include chapter 21 being used to promote Jesus MAKING SOMETHING NEW which is the agenda of founding Ethical Church of Christ, or Regenerated Church of Christ.  They are EXCLUDED in the New Thing already created.

Mike Cope Women Worship Leaders
Mike Cope A Cappella Music
  "Most are talking about the strengths of the tradition — a tradition that is preserved by several tribes. "

Worship Androgyny The Pagan Sexual Ideal Smith  coming to a church "worship service" near you

See how RAPTORS carry out the RAPTURE while theologians HIDE the real action by writing books and lectures. Barbara Rossing will divert at Pepperdine 2013.  Jesus warned that doctors of the law take away the key to knowledge and God HIDES from the wise or sophists meaning speakers, singers, instrument players and actors.

The Spirit OF (preposition) Christ gave a direct command to NOT SPEND MONEY ON THE FREE WATER OF THE WORD.   Isaiah 55 and the CENI
Christ identifies His WORD as SPIRIT.
HO, every one that thirsteth,
        come ye to the waters,
        and he that hath no money;
        come ye, buy, and eat; yea,
        come, buy wine and milk WITHOUT MONEY
        and WITHOUT PRICE. Isa 55:1
Wherefore DO YOU SPEND MONEY for that which is not bread?
        and your labour for that which satisfieth not?
        hearken diligently unto me,
        and eat ye that which is good,
        and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Isa 55:2
Is. 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven,
        and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud,
        that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
Is. 55:11 So shall MY word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:
        it shall not return unto me void,
        but it shall accomplish that which I please,
        and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Christ in Isaiah 58 outlaws seeking your own pleasure or speaking your own words: that is what Jesus exampled and Paul commanded.

Isa 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath,
doing thy pleasure on my holy day;
call the sabbath a delight,
                the holy of the Lord, honourable;
                and shalt honour him,

Sabbatum A. In gen., the day of rest among the Jews, the Sabbath; considered by the Romans to have been ordained as a fast-day.

The only way to honor God is to NOT try to do His Work for Him.  The SABBATH should be a DELIGHT by  not doing your own pleasure.

not doing thine own ways,
        nor finding thine own pleasure,
        nor speaking thine own words

in-vĕnĭo , A. o find out, to invent, effect: “quandam fallaciam,Ter. Heaut. 3, 3, 35: “perniciem aliis, ac postremo sibi,Tac. A. 1, 74.—Of an orator's faculty of invention: “tanta in eo inveniendi copia et eloquendi facultas,Quint. 10, 1, 69: multa divinitus a majoribus nostris inventa atque instituta sunt, Auct. Or. pro Dom. 1.—
laudo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. laus, I. to praise, laud, commend, extol, eulogize

vŏluntas , ātis, f. 1. volo, I. will, freewill, wish, choice, desire, inclination. quid esset suae voluntatis ostendere,
ostendo  to stretch out or spread before one; hence, to expose to view, to show, exhibit,
 2. Transf.: “vocem,to make heard, Phaedr. 1, 13, 9.—
2. Transf., a wondrous thing, prodigy: scis Appium ostenta facere, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 14, 4: “ostenti prorsus genus,Just. 10, 1, 6.

Jesus made the prophecies more certain and this is the resource commanded to be taught in a spiritual sense.  Nothing Christian is for sale. That's the only way to MARK and AVOID False teachers.

Matt. 23:4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne,
        and lay them on men's shoulders;
        but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

5412.  phortizo, for-tid´-zo; from 5414; to load up (properly, as a vessel or animal), i.e. (figuratively) to overburden with ceremony (or spiritual anxiety):  lade, by heavy laden. Pphthalmon encumbering of the eyes.

phort-izo , load, load them with burdens, encumber the eyes, ophthalmos
Phort-izo´   Ev.Luc.11.46; perissi dapan  ph. ta koina A massive burden
A.  Perissos A.beyond the regular number or size, prodigious, 2.out of the common, extraordinary, strange, II. more than sufficient, superfluous, 2. in bad sense, superfluous, useless, poetry,
B.  Dapan- A. cost, expenditure,Hes.Op.723
Daphne of the chorodidaskal-os A. trainer of the chorusorge´nikos,
Ignis.A. (Mostly poet.) The fire or glow of passion, in a good or bad sense; of anger, rage, fury: “exarsere ignes animo,Verg. A. 2, 575
laurigerosque ignes, si quando avidissimus hauri,raving, inspiration, Stat. Ach. 1, 509:
quae simul aethereos animo conceperat ignes, ore dabat pleno carmina vera dei,Ov. F. 1, 473:
incentor , ōris, m. id.,
I. one who sets the tune or begins to sing, a precentor, singer (post-class.).
I. Lit.: “carminis,Paul. Nol. Carm. 15, 32: “incentore canam Phoebo Musisque magistris,Avien. Perieg. 895; Isid. 6, 9, 13.—
II. Trop., an inciter, exciter: “igneus turbarum,Amm. 15, 1, 2: “civilis belli,Oros. 5, 19: “rebellionis totius,
incentore canam Phoebo Musisque magistris, meaning
The female MASTER or leder of the music of Phoebe who is Apollo, Abaddon or Apollyon.
Phoebus   a poetical appellation of Apollo as the god of light:
Daphne, Ov. P. 2, 2, 82: “laurus,id. Tr. 4, 2, 51: “Rhodos,where the worship of Apollo prevailed, id. M. 7, 365: “lyra,id. H. 16, 180: “sortes,oracle, id. M. 3, 130: “tripodes,id. A. A. 3, 789: Phoebeā morbos pellere arte,id. F. 3, 827.—
C. [select] Phoebas , ădis, f., a priestess of Apollo; hence the inspired one, the prophetess, Ov. Am. 2, 8, 12; id. Tr. 2, 400; Luc. 5, 128; 165.

Daphne of the Bachanalia also called Dionysia, in GrecoRoman religion, any of the several festivals of Bacchus (Dionysus), the wine god. They probably originated as rites of fertility gods. The most famous of the Greek Dionysia were in Attica and included the Little, or Rustic, Dionysia, characterized by simple, oldfashioned rites; the Lenaea, which included a festal procession and dramatic performances; the Anthesteria, essentially a drinking feast; the City, or Great, Dionysia, accompanied by dramatic performances in the theatre of Dionysus, which was the most famous of all; and the Oschophoria ("Carrying of the Grape Clusters").

C.  koina   4. in magical formulae, of words added at will by the user, 'and so forth', freq.in Pap., PMag.Osl.1.255, PMag.Par.1.273, al.; koina hosa theleis ib.2.53; ho k. logos PMag.Lond.46.435 ; cf. koinologia. VII. of forbidden meats, common, profane,
2. metaph., heavy load or burden, ph. khreias, kakōn, E.Supp.20, IT1306; cf. phortion.
        II. Att., vulgar stuff, rubbish, balderdash, Ar.Pax748 (anap.) Pl.796.
        III. mass of detail, 'stuff', in semi-colloquial sense, Aret.CD1.4

Aristoph. Peace 748 he has also dismissed that slave, whom one never failed to set weeping before you, [745] so that his comrade might have the chance of jeering at his stripes and might ask, “Wretch, what has happened to your hide? Has the lash rained an army of its thongs on you and laid your back waste?”
        After having delivered us from all these wearisome ineptitudes and these low buffooneries,
        he has built up for us a great art, like a palace with high towers,
        750] constructed of fine phrases, great thoughts and of jokes not common on the streets.
Moreover it's not obscure private persons or women that he stages in his comedies; but, bold as Heracles [father of homosexual worship], it's the very greatest whom he attacks, undeterred by the fetid stink of leather or the threats of hearts of mud.... Such are the services which should be graven in your recollection and entitle me to
Matt. 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men:
        they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
Matt. 23:6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts,  [workshops]
        and the chief seats in the synagogues, [churches]
Matt. 23:7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
        for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: [prayers are hymns]
        therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

Mark 7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him,
        Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
Mark 7:6 He answered and said unto them,
        Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written,
        This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
Mark 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me,
        teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Mark 7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God,
        ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups:
        and many other such like things ye do.
Mark 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, THAT ye may keep your own tradition.

Matthew 23 Hypocrites are  speakers, singers and instrument players.
I. interpreter or expounder, II. in Att., one who plays a part on the stage, actor,
2. of an orator, poikilos hu. kai perittos (of Dem.) Phld.Rh.1.197 S.; one who delivers, recites, declaimer,epōnTim.Lex. s.v. rhapsōdoi; rhapsodist,
3.metaphor., pretender, dissembler, hypocrite, LXX Jb.34.30, 36.13, Ev.Matt.23.13,
Poikilos III. metaph., changeful, diversified, manifold,
2. of Art, p. humnos a song of changeful strain or full of diverse art, Pi.O.6.87; “poikilon kitharizōnId.N.4.14; “dedaidalmenoi pseudesi poikilois muthoiId.O.1.29; of style, “lexis poiētikōtera kai p.Isoc.15.47 (Comp.); “skhēmatismoi
c. of persons and things, subtle, artful, wily,
Sophos , ē, on, A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever,
Margites Fr.2; but in this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238
en oiōnois, kithara, E. IT662, 1238
The Laded Burden Jesus died to remove along with the burden laders.
Mark 12:40 Which devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

Detail from Matthias Stomer (1600-1650), "Avarice.

The Scribes and Pharisees are defined as hypocrites by naming preachers, singers and instrument players in Ezekiel 33.  Therefore, it is a fact that hypocrites also compose and perform their own hymns:

humnos , ho, A. hymn, ode, in praise of gods or heroes (“kai ti ēn eidos ōdēs eukhai pros theous, onoma de humnoi epekalounto Pl.Lg.700b;

Plat. Laws 700b one class of song was that of prayers to the gods, which bore the name of “hymns
1 i.e., solemn chants sung to the “cithara” or lyre. “Dithyrambs” were choral odes to Dionysus; “paeans” were mostly hymns of praise to Apollo. [Abaddon, Apollyon: the name of the SERVICE of the Levites or soothsayers]
No, Jesus didn't SUNG a hymn: He SPOKE a hymn.  No, Paul did command that we SING hymns: he commanded that we SPEAK the Biblical text or "that which is written for our learning.

Sacrificial musicians were called PARASITES: when people got smarter and the sacrificial altars were SHUT DOWN the Parasites were used to being fed with a job and they continued as performers in all pagan or pseudo-christian churches.
Plat. Laws 936c There shall be no beggar in our State; and if anyone attempts to beg, and to collect a livelihood by ceaseless [making Poieo meter, hymns] prayers, the market-stewards shall expel him from the market, and the Board of city-stewards from the city, and from any other district he shall be driven across the border by the country-stewards, to the end that the land may be wholly purged of such a creature
Sullegō , “ammōdē en kustei; s. monōdias, melē, compose, or rather compile, scrape together, Ar.Ra.849,1297, cf. Ach.398; rhēmata kai logousD. 18.308; s

, , (eukhomai) A. prayer or vow, once in Hom. (cf. eukhos, eukhōlē)“, epēn eukhēsi lisēOd.10.526, cf. Hes.Th.419, Thgn.341, Hdt.1.31, etc.; “theos euphrōn eiē . . eukhaisPi.O.4.15; “eukhas anaskhein tiniS.El.636; eukhēn epitelesai, L

2. wish or aspiration, opp. reality, eukhais homoia legein to build 'castles in the air', Pl. R.499c, cf. 540d; eu. dokē einai ho logosib.450d; kata tēn tōn paidōn eu. like a boy's wish, Id.Sph.249d; eukhēs axia things to be wished, but not expected, Isoc.4.182; politeia kat' eukhēn ginomenē the ideal state, Arist.Pol.1295a29, cf. 1288b23; zēn kat' eukhēn ib. 1260b29.
Jesus consigned the Pipers, singers or lamenters and dancers INTO the marketplace or Agora from which the ekklesia (church) was quarantined.

-Plato in Republic Book III did not envision (nor did the Bible so translate) that such piping and strumming have any "abiding value" but as the Septuagint translates Amos, music was just "fleeting pleasure." In no sense did Plato permit the parasites of Lucian to take the place of the god:

EVIL: "If a man, then, it seems, [398a] who was capable by his cunning of assuming (pantomimic art) every kind of shape and imitating all things should arrive in our city, bringing with himself  
the poems which he wished to exhibit,
we should fall down and worship him as a holy and wondrous and delightful creature,
but (we) should say to him that there is no man of that kind among us in our city,
nor is it lawful for such a man to arise among us,
and we should send him away to another city,
after pouring myrrh down over his head and crowning him with fillets of wool (taring and feathering him)
GOOD: but we ourselves, for our souls' good, should continue to employ the more austere and less delightful poet and tale-teller,
who would imitate the diction of the good man and would tell his tale
in the patterns which we prescribed in the beginning,
when we set out to educate our soldiers."


1Timothy 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words,
        even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ,
        and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

1Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing,
        but doting about questions and strifes of words,
        whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

1Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds,
        and destitute of the truth,
        supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

1Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

1Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

1Timothy 6:19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come,
        that they may lay hold on eternal life.

1Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust,
        avoiding profane and vain babblings,
        and oppositions of science falsely so called:

Ecclesiastes 10:11 Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.
Acts 17:18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him.
        And some said, What will this babbler say? other some,
        He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.

vox , vōcis, f. voco,
I.  a voice, sound, tone, cry, call.
set comprimunda vox mihi atque oratio'st,” i. e. I must hold my peace
inclinata ululantique voce canere,
theatrum ita resonans, ut usque Romam significationes vocesque referantur
siderā excantata voce Thessalā,incantation, id. Epod. 5, 45
deripere lunam vocibus,with charms, incantations, id. Epod. 17, 78; so, “sacrae,i

ŭlŭlo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and  I. a. [ulula; cf. Gr. hulaō].
Transf., of places, to ring, resound, re-echo with howling: “penitusque cavae plangoribus aedes Femineis ululant,Verg. A. 2, 488: “resonae ripae,Sil. 6, 285: “Dindyma sanguineis Gallis,Claud. Rapt. Pros. 2, 269.—

căvus , tibia,id. 2, 620   “bucina,Ov. M. 1, 335
b. = inanis, vain, empty: “gloria,Paul. Nol. Carm. 22, 139: “opes,
fēmĭnĕus , a, um, adj. id.,
I. of or belonging to a woman, womanly, feminine (rare but class. and mostly poet.) = muliebris.
II. Transf., with an accessory notion of contempt, womanish, effeminate, unmanly:
1Timothy 6:21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.


Halal.Lucifer the MARK


2 Co.1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience,
        that in simplicity and godly sincerity,
        not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God,
        we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to youward.

2 Cor 1:12 gar kaukhēsis hēmōn hautē estin, to marturion tēs suneidēseōs hēmōn, hoti en hagiotēti kai eilikrinia tou theou, kai ouk en sophia sarkikē all' en khariti theou, anestraphēmen en kosmō, perissoterōs de pros humas:

: the foregoing personified, as wife of Hephaestus, Il. 18.382.—Pl., Kharites, the Graces, handmaids of Aphrodīte, Il. 5.338, Il. 14.267, Il. 17.51, Od. 6.18, Od. 18.194.

, Ion. -, h(, prop.A.cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, of the Telchines, Pi.O.7.53; entekhnos s., of Hephaestus and Athena, Pl.Prt.32 1d; in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117, Ar.Ra.882, X.An.1.2.8, in divination, S.OT 502 (lyr.); “dusthanatōn hupo sophias eis gēras aphiketoPl.R.406b; s. dēmēgorikē, dikanikē, ib.365d; peri Homērou s. Id.Ion 542a; “ou sophia alla phusei poieinId.Ap.22b; “sēmainontes tēn s . . ., hoti aretē tekhnēs estinArist.EN1141a12: rare in pl., Pi.O.9.107, Ar.Ra.676 (lyr.), IG12.522 (vase, v B.C.).

2Cor. 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God:
        but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

17 ou gar esmen hōs hoi polloi kapēleuontes ton logon tou theou, all' hōs ex eilikrinias, all' hōs ek theou katenanti theou en Khristō laloumen.

kapēl-euō ,
A. to be a retail-dealer, drive a petty trade, Hdt.1.155, 2.35, Isoc.2.1, Nymphod.21, IG11(2).161 A16 (Delos, iii B. C.), BGU1024 vii 23 (iv A. D.); di' apsukhou boras sitois kapēleu' drive a trade, chaffer with your vegetable food, E.Hipp.953.
Hdt. 1.155 [3] When Cyrus heard of this on his journey, he said to Croesus, “What end to this business, Croesus? It seems that the Lydians will never stop making trouble for me and for themselves. It occurs to me that it may be best to make slaves of them; for it seems I have acted like one who slays the father and spares the children. [2] So likewise I have taken with me you who were more than a father to the Lydians, and handed the city over to the Lydians themselves; and then indeed I marvel that they revolt!” So Cyrus uttered his thought; but Croesus feared that he would destroy Sardis, and answered him thus: [3

“O King, what you say is reasonable. But do not ever yield to anger, or destroy an ancient city that is innocent both of the former and of the present offense. For the former I am responsible, and bear the punishment on my head; while Pactyes, in whose charge you left
Sardis, does this present wrong; let him, then, pay the penalty.
        [4] Grant, then, forgiveness to the Lydians,
        and to
make sure of their never rebelling against thee, or alarming thee more,
        send and
forbid them to keep any weapons of war,
                  command them
to wear tunics under their cloaks, and to put buskins upon their legs,
                  and make them
bring up their sons to cithern-playing (Kitharizein), singing (psallein),
                  and shop-keeping (
So wilt thou soon see them become women instead of men,
and there will be no more fear of their revolting from thee
John speaks of the LOCUSTS which in the literature are the MUSES (Rev 18:22) known as dirty as dirty adultersses.  It would be a rare MARK when males fell into this.  The Locust CAST OUT Christ's elect and holds those with the mark of the beast (a new style of music and drama) captive so they CANNOT revolt against the unleased Apollo (Abaddon, Apollyon).
II. c. acc., sell by retail, “ton herpin” 
2. metaph., k. ta prēgmata, of Darius, Hdt.3.89; k. ta mathēmata sell learning by retail, hawk it about, Pl. Prt.313d; “k. ton logon tou theou2 Ep.Cor.2.17; so eoiken ou kapēleusein makhēn will not peddle in war, i. e. fight half-heartedly, A.Th. 545; “k. Khariti tēn amoibēnEpicur.Sent.Vat.39; k. tēn politeian traffic in grants of citizenship, D.C.60.17; k. tēs hōras anthos or tēn hōran, of prostitutes, Ph.2.394,576; eirēnēn pros Rhōmaious Khrusiou k. Hdn.6.7.9; tukhē kapēleuousa . . ton bion playing tricks with life, corrupting it,

BUT, with
(g1505( i-lik-ree'-ni-ah; from 1506; clearness, i.e. (by impl.) purity (fig.): - sincerity.

Empor-ia , Ion. -, , (emporos) A. commerce (acc. to Arist.Pol.1258b22, of three kinds, nauklēria, phortēgia, parastasis (qq. vv.)), mostly used of commerce or trade by sea (cf. “emporos111), Hes.Op.646, Thgn. 1166, Simon.127, etc.; “emporian poieisthaiIsoc.2.1
peri tas e. diatribeinArist.Pol.1291a5, cf. D.56.8.
 Para-sta^sis , eōs, ,
2. display, exposure for sale, Arist.Pol.1258b23.
3. generally, setting forth, exhibition, manifestation,
6. pomp, magnificence, LXX 1 Ma. 15.32.
7. mental excitement, ardour, exaltation, “megistē p. eikhe tinas, hōs dikaiōs prattontasPlb.5.9.6 ; “meta parastaseōs ēspazetoId.10.5.4.
Poi-ētēs , ou, ho, II. composer of a poem, author,p. kōmōdiasPl.Lg.935e; “p. kainōn dramatōn, tragōdiōn ktl.”   poet, Hdt.2.53, Ar.Ra.96, 1030, Pl.Ion534b, etc. 2. author of a speech, opp. deliverer of it, “p. logōnId.Euthd.305b, cf. Phdr.234e, 278e,
b. composer of music, Pl.Lg.812d.

Plat. Laws 812d Athenian defining musical LEGALISM
So, to attain this object, both the lyre-master and his pupil
        must use the notes of the lyre, because of the distinctness of its strings,
        assigning to the notes of the song notes in tune with them; note 1

but as to divergence of sound and variety in the notes of the harp, when the strings sound the one tune and the composer of the melody another, or when there results a combination of low and high notes, of slow and quick time, of sharp and grave,

i.e. the notes of the instrument must be in accord with those of the singer's voice. “The tune, as composed by the poet, is supposed to have comparatively few notes, to be in slowish time, and low down in the register; whereas the complicated variation, which he is condemning, has many notes, is in quick time, and high up in the register.” (England.)

[812e] and all sorts of rhythmical variations are adapted to the notes of the lyre,—no such complications should be employed in dealing with pupils who have to absorb quickly, within three years, the useful elements of music.
        For the jarring of opposites with one another impedes easy learning
No one in history did not know that "music makes the lambs dumb before the slaughter." This MUST be the reason people repeat, repeat, repeat human compositions as LITURGY with no intention of letting Jesus get a word in edgewise,

Poi-ētos , ē, on, III. made by oneself, i.e. invented, feigned,logosPi.N. 5.29; “poiētō tropōE.Hel.1547; of works of art, imitated, Nonn.D. 34.287.

Writing sacred songs or poems is a BURDEN: a Work.
Pragma^t-euomai  work at at thing, labour to bring it about,2. to be engaged in business, spend one's time in business, epidekaton, of a tax-farmer2. of authors, elaborate a work, Ar.Nu.526;
4. simply, write, treat,poiētēs ōn pepragmateutai peri to hieronp. apo emporias kai daneismōnmake money by trade and loans, Hierodoulos  Nethinim 1 Esdras 1:2 especially of the temple  courtesans at Corinth and elsewhere also male prostitutes. Str.8.6.20, 6.2.6; Neokoros
Strab. 8.6.20 Again, Demaratus, one of the men who had been in power at Corinth, fleeing from the seditions there, carried with him so much wealth from his home to Tyrrhenia that not only he himself became the ruler of the city that admitted him, but his son was made king of the Romans. And the temple of Aphrodite was so rich that it owned more than a thousand temple slaves, courtesans, whom both men and women had dedicated to the goddess. And therefore it was also on account of these women that the city was crowded with people and grew rich; for instance, the ship captains freely squandered their money, and hence the proverb, “"Not for every man is the voyage to Corinth."Source unknown Moreover, it is recorded that a certain courtesan said to the woman who reproached her with the charge that she did not like to work or touch wool: "Yet, such as I am, in this short time I have taken down three webs."4
        4 That is, "finished three webs." But there is a word play in katheilon histous which cannot be reproduced in English. The words may also mean "lowered three masts," that is, "debauched three ship captains." 
Korinthos II. son of Zeus, reputed founder of Corinth, Paus.2.1.1: prov., Dios Korinthos, used of persons who are always repeating the same old story, Pi.N.7.105, cf. Ar.Ra. 443, Ec.828, Pl.Euthd.292e.
Pind. N. 7 If someone is successful in his deeds, he casts a cause for sweet thoughts into the streams of the Muses. For those great acts of prowess dwell in deep darkness, if they lack songs, and we know of only one way to hold a mirror up to fine deeds:

But my heart will never say that I have done violence to Neoptolemus with cruel words. To plough the same ground three or four times [105] is poverty of thought, like babbling “Corinth of Zeus” to children.

Plat. Euthyd. 292e since we have discredited all the business commonly called politics, and it is merely a case of the proverbial “Corinthus Divine1; and, as I was saying, we are equally or even worse at fault as to what that knowledge can be which is to make us happy.
1 Cf. Pind. N. 7. Megara, a colony of Corinth, revolted, and when the Corinthians appealed to the sentiment attaching to Corinthus, the mythical founder of Megara, the Megarians drove them off taunting them with using a “vain repetition.” 


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