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Headword: *eu)la/beia
Adler number: epsilon,3551
Translated headword: watchfulness, caution
Vetting Status: high
In Sophocles [it means] reflection and investigation. "For in learning there is watchfulness of what is being done". For he is not speaking here of fear.[1]
Greek Original:
*eu)la/beia: para\ *sofoklei= e)/nnoia kai\ ske/yis. e)n ga\r tw=| maqei=n e)/nestin eu)la/beia tw=n poioume/nwn. ou) ga\r to\n fo/bon fhsi\ nu=n.
cf. generally epsilon 3552, epsilon 3553, epsilon epsilon 3554, epsilon 3555, epsilon 3556, epsilon 3557.
[1] Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 115-116, with comment from the scholia there.
Keywords: definition; ethics; tragedy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 16 December 2003@07:40:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; cosmetics) on 16 December 2003@08:33:33.
David Whitehead on 7 November 2012@06:07:27.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 5 February 2018@12:15:32.


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