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Headword: *ti/ ga/r me
Adler number: tau,557
Translated headword: For why does this grieve me
Vetting Status: high
"[For why does this grieve me], when having died in report I am saved in fact and bring out glory for myself? I think that no saying [that comes] with profit [is] bad. For already I have often seen even wise men dying vainly in report, but not in fact."[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "for what has escaped you, [of] what should [befit] a wise man? How are you not prudent, [in] whatever is needful for one who is approved for a clever mind, for resourceful boldness?" That is, what has escaped you? For what do you not do, which is right for the knowledgeable persons? But pori/mw| ["resourceful"] [is used] meaning well-resourced for contriving [things].
Greek Original:
*ti/ ga/r me lupei= tou=q', o(/tan lo/gw| qanw\n e)/rgoisi swqw= ka)cene/gkwmai kle/os; dokw= me\n w(s ou)de\n r(h=ma su\n ke/rdei kako/n. h)/dh ga\r ei)=don polla/kis kai\ tou\s sofou\s lo/gw| ma/thn qnh/skontas, toi=s d' e)/rgois ou)/. *)aristofa/nhs: ti/ ga/r se pe/feug', o(/sa xrh\ sofo\n a)/ndra; ti/ d' ou) su\ fronei=s, o(po/sa xrew/n e)sti to\n sofh=| do/kimon freni/, pori/mw| to/lmh|. toute/sti ti/ se pe/feuge; ti/ ga\r ou) poiei=s, o(/sa xrh\ tou\s e)pisth/monas; pori/mw| de\ a)nti\ tou= eu)po/rw| pro\s to\ e)pinoei=n.
[1] Sophocles, Electra 59-63 (web address 1). "But not in fact" is an addition to Sophocles' text. See also lambda 843 and eta 88.
[2] Aristophanes, Peace 1027-1030 (web address 2), with scholion. The chorus is addressing Trygaeus. This quotation is related to the previous only in that it also begins with ti/ ga/r "for what/why/how."
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; ethics; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 January 2014@22:09:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 13 January 2014@03:14:22.
David Whitehead (another tweak) on 13 January 2014@05:03:52.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 15 August 2022@20:47:29.


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