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Headword: *to\ ga\r e)sleu/ssein
Adler number: tau,725
Translated headword: for to look upon
Vetting Status: high
"[For to look upon] one's own suffering, when no one else has had a part in it, extends great pains." As if [to say], no one has joined in causing and has had a share in the faults; for companionship in faults brings comfort.
Greek Original:
*to\ ga\r e)sleu/ssein oi)kei=a pa/qh, mhdeno\s a)/llou parapra/cantos, mega/las o)du/nas u(potei/nei: oi(=on mhdeno\s sumpra/cantos kai\ metasxo/ntos a(marthma/twn: h( ga\r koinwni/a tw=n a(marthma/twn fe/rei th\n paramuqi/an.
Sophocles, Ajax 260-262, with scholion to 261; cf. upsilon 611. Tecmessa is the speaker, in anapaestic meter.
Keywords: ethics; meter and music; mythology; tragedy; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 January 2014@23:16:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; more keywords; tweaking) on 21 January 2014@03:03:50.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 21 January 2014@10:16:25.


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