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Headword: *ne/mesis
Adler number: nu,162
Translated headword: nemesis, Nemesis
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] justice.
Aristophanes [writes]: "O Nemesis, and deep-roaring thunderclaps."[1]
Greek Original:
*ne/mesis: h( di/kh. *)aristofa/nhs: i)w\ *ne/mesi, baru/bromoi/ te brontai/.
The headword noun can be lower- or upper-case, depending on context.
See also nu 163.
[1] The quotation is in fact almost identical to Euripides Phoenissae 182 (abridged: web address 1); nevertheless Kassel and Austin, PCG III.2 p.295 accept what the Suda proffers here as an authentic fragment of Aristophanes (their fr. 574). See also epsilon 1062, iota 454, upsilon 747.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; mythology; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 June 2000@13:17:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 24 May 2001@03:26:21.
David Whitehead on 24 May 2001@03:28:08.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 24 May 2001@03:43:20.
Catharine Roth (adjusted link, raised status) on 24 March 2007@20:19:16.
David Whitehead on 6 June 2013@03:56:00.
David Whitehead on 22 December 2014@09:01:03.


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