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Headword: *)=w *zeu=
Adler number: omega,35
Translated headword: O Zeus
Vetting Status: high
"[O Zeus,] what are these things? Am I to say they are fortunate? Or terrible but advantageous? It is painful if I save my life by means of these evils;"[1] as a woman she has been moved by her experience [of the news], but she delights to look upon the danger.[2]
Greek Original:
*)=w *zeu=, ti/ tau=ta; po/teron eu)tuxh= le/gw; h)\ deina\ me/n, ke/rdh de/; luphrw=s d' e)/xei, ei) toi=s e)mauth=s to\n bi/on sw/|zw kakoi=s: w(s me\n gunh\ keki/nhtai e)pi\ tw=| pa/qei, pro\s de\ to\n ki/ndunon a)poble/pousa h(/detai.
[1] Sophocles, Electra 766-768 (web address 1); Clytemnestra's first words after hearing from the Paedagogus the false report of Orestes' death.
[2] This is part of the scholiast's note; it continues, "and on account of the Chorus, she pretends to suffer". See Scholia in Sophoclis Tragoedias Septem e Codice MS. Laurentiano, D. Elmsley, ed. (Oxon. 1825).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: ethics; gender and sexuality; mythology; poetry; tragedy; women
Translated by: Christopher Star on 27 May 2000@21:00:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 4 May 2001@06:24:04.
David Whitehead on 30 October 2013@10:48:47.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 3 November 2013@23:25:36.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 7 September 2023@00:55:57.


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