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Headword: *fa/tis
Adler number: phi,131
Translated headword: voice, rumor, report, oracle
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning an] utterance, saying.[1]
Sophocles [writes]: "but may Phoebus Apollo hold off from the Argives the saying." [i.e.] the sickness of Ajax.[2]
And elsewhere: "the report is false that Alexander has perished, if Phoebus [is] truthful. Not even Hades takes hold of the invincible."[3]
And elsewhere Sophocles [writes]: "when [she] hears the report." [Meaning] the saying.[4]
Greek Original:
*fa/tis: fh/mh, lo/gos. *sofoklh=s: a)ll' a)peru/koi *foi=bos *)argei/wn fa/tin. th\n no/son tou= *ai)/antos. kai\ au)=qis: fqei=sqai *)ale/can- dron yeudh\s fa/tis, ei)/per a)lhqh\s *foi=bos. a)nikh/twn a(/ptetai ou)d' *)ai/+dhs. kai\ au)=qis *sofoklh=s: th\n d' o(/tan klu/h| fa/tin. th\n r(h=sin.
[1] Epic/poetic noun (also in Herodotus). Same or similar glosses in other lexica; on Homer, Odyssey 23.362, according to Adler.
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 186-7, with scholion.
[3] Greek Anthology 7.289 (Parmenion), on Alexander III (The Great) of Macedon; cf. alpha 1121. On this epigram, see Gow and Page vol. I (292-293) and vol. II (324). As Gow and Page note (ibid.), this couplet is evidently inspired by the story in Plutarch Alexander 14.4 (web address 1): Alexander ventures to Delphi prior to his invasion of Asia and forcefully elicits from the oracular priestess of Apollo what might well not be a legitimate prophecy: a)ni/khtos ei)=, w)= pai=: "You are invincible, my son".
[4] Sophocles, Ajax 850.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1968)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1968)
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Keywords: biography; definition; epic; historiography; history; medicine; military affairs; mythology; poetry; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 September 2011@01:01:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 September 2011@04:50:11.
David Whitehead on 5 December 2013@03:15:08.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.3, added bibliography, added cross-reference, added keywords, added link) on 20 November 2022@23:15:16.


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