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Headword: *pro\s kairo\n poiw=
Adler number: pi,2721
Translated headword: opportunely I do [this]
Vetting Status: high
Meaning truly.
Greek Original:
*pro\s kairo\n poiw=: a)nti\ tou= a)lhqw=s.
Richard Porson (1759-1808) suggested that this entry refers to Sophocles, Ajax 38, which reads h)= kai/, fi/lh de/spoina, pro\s kairo\n ponw=; "And so, dear mistress, do I toil to good effect?" (Jebb's translation: see web address 1). In the Greek it is a difference of a single letter (iota/nu).
On Porson see R.D. Dawe in W.W. Briggs and William M. Calder III, Classical Scholarship: a biographical encyclopedia (New York & London 1990) 376-388.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 September 2004@00:12:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added bibliography; cosmetics) on 8 September 2004@04:23:17.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2011@05:34:07.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 28 November 2011@15:19:02.


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