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Headword: *)amfiplh/c
Adler number: alpha,1753
Translated headword: double-edged
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] driving from both sides. The one striking from each side, [i.e.] from both the father and the mother. Sophocles [writes]: "the double-edged curse from your mother and your father will drive you from this land with a terrible foot." That is the [curse] instilling fear through the feet.
Greek Original:
*)amfiplh/c: h( a)mfote/rwqen e)lasi/a. h( e(kate/rwqen plh/ttousa, e)/k te patro\s kai\ mhtro/s. *sofoklh=s: kai/ s' a)mfiplh\c mhtro/s te kai\ tou= sou= patro\s e)la=| pot' e)k gh=s th=sde deino/pous a)ra/. toute/stin h( dia\ tw=n podw=n de/os e)mpoiou=sa.
Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 417-8 (web address 1), with scholion. See also delta 342.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; ethics; imagery; religion; tragedy; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 August 2000@21:40:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 27 July 2002@11:37:26.
Catharine Roth (modified translation and link) on 27 July 2002@11:40:07.
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note and keywords) on 28 July 2002@05:19:28.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 21 February 2012@06:08:51.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 4 March 2012@01:22:54.
David Whitehead on 25 June 2015@02:58:54.


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