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Headword: Ἀφ' αἵματος
Adler number: alpha,4568
Translated headword: of [the same] blood
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
That is, of those who are related.[1]
"He killed many men; he did not even spare those of [his] blood."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἀφ' αἵματος: τουτέστι συγγενῶν. ὁ δὲ συχνοὺς ἐφόνευσεν: ἐφείδετο δὲ οὐδὲ τῶν ἀφ' αἵματος.
Notes:
[1] Perhaps from scholia to Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 245, where the headword phrase occurs.
[2] Tentatively attributed by Adler to Aelian. In fact from John of Antioch: see Favuzzi [cited under alpha 1990] 55.
Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; history; imagery; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 7 August 2001@17:58:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keyword; cosmetics) on 8 August 2001@04:11:26.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; more keywords) on 7 June 2010@08:21:34.
David Whitehead on 6 May 2012@08:55:33.

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