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Headword: Λέγειν σὺ δεινός
Adler number: lambda,223
Translated headword: you are clever in speaking
Vetting Status: high
["You are clever in speaking,] but I am bad at learning from you. For I have found you ill-disposed and severe towards me." The sense [is]: you for your part are clever in speaking, but I for my part do not listen to you with goodwill because of your ill-will.
Greek Original:
Λέγειν σὺ δεινός, μανθάνειν δ' ἐγὼ κακὸς σοῦ. δυσμενῆ γὰρ καὶ βαρύν σ' εὕρηκ' ἐμοί: ὁ νοῦς: σὺ μὲν δεινὸς εἶ ἐν τῷ λέγειν, ἐγὼ δὲ οὐ μετ' εὐνοίας σου ἀκούω διὰ τὴν δυσμένειαν.
Oedipus to Creon [Author, Myth] in Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 545-6 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. delta 343.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: ethics; mythology; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 March 2009@18:22:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; more keywords) on 22 March 2009@05:08:44.
Catharine Roth (restored headword translation, other tweaks) on 22 March 2009@11:52:38.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 22 March 2009@17:15:41.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 4 April 2013@07:06:16.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 5 April 2013@01:43:29.


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