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Headword: *)wmokrath\s *ai)/as qolerw=| kei=tai xeimw=ni nosh/sas
Adler number: omega,96
Translated headword: Ajax of unbridled might[1] lies sick with a foul plague
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] he who has an oppressive and guilty condition, or he who is cruel and obstinate, or he who is cruel and hardy, or he who has been overpowered by cruelty, or [sc. conversely] he who is noble, he who can control his shoulders.[2] Sophocles [goes on to say]: "it is necessary to school him in the savage customs of his father and to make his nature the same."[3] From crops, which, when they are w)moi/, are also rather harsh and [over-]vigorous.
Greek Original:
*)wmokrath\s *ai)/as qolerw=| kei=tai xeimw=ni nosh/sas: o( duspe/panton kai\ ai)tiw/numon e)/xwn pa/qos, h)\ o( w)mo\s kai\ karteriko/s, h)\ o( u(po\ w)mo/thtos kekrathme/nos, h)\ o( gennai=os, o( kai\ tw=n w)mw=n kratei=n duna/menos. *sofoklh=s: w)moi=s au)to\n e)n no/mois patro\s dei= pwlodamnei=n ka)comoiou=sqai fu/sin. a)po\ tw=n karpw=n, oi(\ o(/te ei)si\n w)moi/, kai\ sklhro/teroi/ ei)si kai\ i)tamoi/.
[1] Alternatively, 'of strong shoulders': see below.
[2] So the scholia to Sophocles Ajax 205-207, just quoted as the headword phrase (see text at web address 1).
[3] Sophocles, Ajax 548-549 (Ajax speaks of his baby son: web address 2). The gloss in the scholia follows.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: botany; children; definition; ethics; imagery; medicine; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: Janie Zuber on 3 June 2000@17:20:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; added keyword) on 4 May 2001@06:10:22.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 13 September 2005@19:54:00.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 1 December 2005@06:59:51.
David Whitehead on 31 October 2013@07:41:50.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 25 April 2015@22:14:18.
David Whitehead on 26 April 2015@03:41:04.


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