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Headword: *(/wst' e)gw\ me\n h)le/hsa
Adler number: omega,243
Translated headword: so that I myself felt pity
Vetting Status: high
"[So that I myself felt pity] and wiped my eyes when I saw an elderly man panic-stricken by an archer-fellow." Meaning I wept; [to be understood] from the accompanying [material]; for it is associated with weepers drying themselves. '[By] an archer' [means] [by] a public servant, called an overseer.
Greek Original:
*(/wst' e)gw\ me\n h)le/hsa ka)pomorca/mhn i)dw\n a)/ndra presbu/thn u(p' a)ndro\s toco/tou kukw/menon: a)nti\ tou= e)/klausa: a)po\ tou= parakolouqou=ntos: pare/petai ga\r toi=s dakru/ousin a)poma/ttesqai. toco/tou de\ u(phre/tou dhmosi/ou, e)po/ptou kaloume/nou.
Aristophanes, Acharnians 706-7 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there; cf. alpha 3019 and (for these 'archers') tau 771, tau 772.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; ethics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 September 2005@06:36:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 13 September 2005@12:24:09.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 14 September 2005@03:02:20.
David Whitehead on 8 August 2011@09:50:40.


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