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Headword: *ti/ dh=t' a)\n a)lgoi/hs e)p' e)ceirgasme/nois
Adler number: tau,564
Translated headword: why ever would you grieve over things that are finished?[1]
Vetting Status: high
Meaning over things that are completed and cannot be healed. "For it would not happen that these things were not so". [Meaning] that they were not as they are. As in the [saying] of Simonides, "for that which has happened will no longer be unaccomplished."[2]
Greek Original:
*ti/ dh=t' a)\n a)lgoi/hs e)p' e)ceirgasme/nois: a)nti\ tou= e)pi\ tetelesme/nois kai\ i)/asin ou)k e)/xousin. ou)/te ga\r ge/noit' a)\n tau=q' o(/pws ou)x w(=d' e)/xein. o(/pws tou= mh\ ou(/tws sxoi/h: kata\ to\ tou= *simwni/dou: to\ ga\r gegenhme/non ou)ke/t' a)/rekton e)/stai.
[1] Sophocles, Ajax 377. The scholia there provide the gloss here. The quotation then continues (378), followed by a second gloss.
[2] Simonides fr.98 Page (PMG).
Keywords: definition; ethics; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 17 May 2000@07:50:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Altered wording.) on 20 August 2000@01:50:54.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 21 May 2001@07:49:50.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 14 August 2011@06:41:32.


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