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Headword: *(ws ou)k a)rke/soi
Adler number: omega,236
Translated headword: as if nothing would suffice
Vetting Status: high
"[As if nothing would suffice] except for him to be entirely crushed by rocks and die". [The messenger is speaking] about Teucer. [He means:] as if nothing would be adequate for him but to become a victim of stoning; as if nothing will prevent him from being stoned.
Greek Original:
*(ws ou)k a)rke/soi to\ mh\ ou) pe/troisi pa=s katacanqei\s qanei=n: peri\ tou= *teu/krou. w(s ou)k e)parke/soi e(autw=| mh\ liqo/leustos gene/sqai: w(s ou) kwlu/sei e(auto\n kataliqwqh=nai.
Sophocles, Ajax 727-8 (web address 1), with explanation from the scholia there.
For 'a victim of stoning' see lambda 518.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; ethics; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 September 2005@07:14:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 5 September 2005@12:11:42.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 6 September 2005@03:22:34.
David Whitehead on 3 November 2013@08:00:30.


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