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Headword: Dusthumos
Adler number: delta,1642
Translated headword: despondent
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] ill-advised. Sophocles [writes]: "myself, I am not despondent at what has been done; but if I seem to you to be thinking wrongly, [be sure that] you have a just understanding when you blame your neighbors."
Greek Original:
Dusthumos: kakoboulos. Sophoklês: egô men ouk eimi tois pepramenois dusthumos: ei de soi dokô phronein kakôs, gnômên dikaian echousa tous pelas psege.
Sophocles, Electra 549-551 (reading pepragme/nois instead of the Suda's peprame/nois; see web address 1), with the gloss of the scholia there.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; ethics; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 February 2005@00:35:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented note) on 17 February 2005@04:04:19.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 20 July 2012@08:57:02.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 25 July 2012@11:04:38.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 9 October 2016@22:48:02.


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