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Headword: Χρῆμα οἰκτροί
Adler number: chi,490
Translated headword: pitiable business, pitiable matter
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning they who are] abased, worthy of sympathy. "The elders of the Libyans -- a pitiable business -- came in accordance with the virgin’s fame and begged to receive some release from the plague".[1]
Greek Original:
Χρῆμα οἰκτροί: ταπεινοί, ἐλέους ἄξιοι. Λιβύων δὲ πρέσβεις, χρῆμα οἰκτροί, κατὰ κλέος τὸ τῆς παρθένου ἧκον καὶ ἐδέοντο λύσιν τινὰ λοιμοῦ λαβεῖν.
Notes:
As noted as early as the editio princeps of the Suda, the second word of the headword phrase, repeated in the body of the entry, should be οἰκτρόν , not οἰκτροί (which has also corrupted the grammar of the gloss). For the idiom see generally LSJ χρῆμα , II.3.
[1] Aelian fr. 341 Domingo-Forasté (344 Hercher).
Keywords: definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; history; medicine; women
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 24 August 2007@19:25:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 26 August 2007@05:28:09.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 31 May 2011@01:02:51.
David Whitehead on 8 August 2011@06:07:08.
David Whitehead on 13 November 2013@06:25:08.

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