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Headword: Δωρητόν
Adler number: delta,1456
Translated headword: freely-given
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] that which is being given as a gift.[1] The tragedy [says]: "How much envy you are keeping, as for the sake of this office, which the city gave to me freely-given [and] unsought, Kreon, who has been my trusted friend from the beginning, has sneaked up on me stealthily and desires to cast me out."[2]
Greek Original:
Δωρητόν: τὸ ὡς δῶρον διδόμενον. ἡ τραγῳδία: ὅσος παρ' ὑμῖν ὁ φθόνος φυλάσσεται: οἷον τῆσδέ γ' ἀρχῆς οὕνεχ', ἣν ἐμοὶ πόλις δωρητὸν οὐκ αἰτητὸν εἰσεχείρισε, ταύτης Κρέων ὁ πιστὸς οὑξ ἀρχῆς φίλος, λάθρα μ' ὑπελθὼν ἐκβαλεῖν ἱμείρεται.
Notes:
[1] Neuter nominative/accusative singular. Cf. delta 1457, where this verbal adjective is used of a person.
[2] Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 382-386 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. chi 245.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 March 2005@22:36:56.
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