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Headword: Χάρις
Adler number: chi,118
Translated headword: kindness
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"For it is kindness that always begets kindness." That is, what gives rise to kindness is a pre-existing kindness.
Greek Original:
Χάρις: χάρις χάριν γάρ ἐστιν ἡ τίκτουσ' ἀεί. τουτέστιν ἡ φύουσα τὴν χάριν χάρις ἐστὶ προϋπάρξασα.
Note:
Sophocles, Ajax 522 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: ethics; imagery; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 14 March 2008@22:30:16.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified translation and notes, added keywords, raised status) on 15 March 2008@02:48:13.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 March 2008@05:20:38.
David Whitehead (streamlining) on 7 August 2011@09:16:20.
David Whitehead on 8 November 2013@05:06:01.

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