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Headword: *di/kaios
Adler number: delta,1070
Translated headword: just
Vetting Status: high
[Epidaurios], in Aeschylus' words, 'wishing not to seem but to be just, reaping the harvest of his mind's truly deep furrow.'[1]
Comedy calls the just man not civilized, nor even sophisticated.[2]
Greek Original:
*di/kaios: kata\ to\n *ai)sxu/lon ou) dokei=n di/kaios, a)ll' ei)=nai qe/lwn, baqei=an tw=| o)/nti kai\ au)to\s au)/laka dia\ frenw=n karpou/menos. o(/ti h( kwmw|di/a to\n di/kaion ou) politiko\n ou)d' h(/meron kalei=.
[1] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 56 Zintzen (26 Asmus, 28A Athanassiadi), quoting Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes 592-3 (where the word is a)/ristos "bravest" rather than di/kaios, see web address 1) ; again at delta 1327.
[2] From alpha 2061, somewhat garbled.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: agriculture; biography; comedy; ethics; imagery; philosophy; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 February 2004@01:01:16.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (cosmetics) on 3 February 2004@05:49:25.
David Whitehead (supplemented translation; augmented note 1; cosmetics) on 3 February 2004@06:09:22.
Catharine Roth (changed punctuation, augmented note, added link) on 3 February 2004@14:58:05.
Catharine Roth (augmented translation and note) on 11 February 2004@01:32:51.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 13 October 2005@08:14:16.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 18 October 2005@20:26:35.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 19 October 2005@03:18:13.
David Whitehead on 10 July 2012@08:20:09.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 25 July 2012@19:25:08.


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