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Headword: Aischron
Adler number: alphaiota,356
Translated headword: shameful
Vetting Status: high
Sophocles [writes]: "for it is shameful to ask for a long life for one who will never be free from evils."[1] That is, whoever is always reckoned among the evil.[1]
[There are] 4 types of 'shameful': unjust, cowardly, intemperate, ugly.[2]
Greek Original:
Aischron: Sophoklês: aischron gar esti tou makrou chrêizein biou kakoisin hostis mêden exallassetai. toutestin hostis aei en kakois exetazetai. aischrou eidê d#: adikon, deilon, akosmon, amorphon.
cf. under alphaiota 353.
[1] Sophocles, Ajax 473-4 (where the third word should be a)/ndra, not the Suda's e)sti), with comment from the scholia there.
[2] Not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as Chrysippos [chi 568], Fragmenta Moralia fr. 83; the fourth type there, however, is a)/fron, "senseless".
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: William Hutton on 17 March 2003@16:05:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified note; cosmetics) on 18 March 2003@03:44:46.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 10 October 2005@08:46:43.
David Whitehead (x-ref; source identification; cosmetics) on 17 May 2012@06:12:56.
David Whitehead (coding) on 1 December 2015@04:28:46.


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