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Headword: Μοῦσα τραγική
Adler number: mu,1292
Translated headword: tragic muse
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"What was done, even some tragic muse would hesitate to say. For [she] does not wish these things to happen and has forbidden [them] to be spoken."
Greek Original:
Μοῦσα τραγική: ὅσα ἐπράττετο, καὶ μοῦσά τις ἂν ὀκνήσειεν εἰπεῖν τραγική. οὐ γὰρ βούλεται ταῦτα γίνεσθαι καὶ τὸ λέγειν ἀπηγόρευσε.
Note:
Aelian fr. 295 Domingo-Forasté (298 Hercher) (contextless). (The tragic muse was Melpomene: see mu 1291.)
Keywords: ethics; historiography; imagery; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 October 2004@22:31:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (small changes to tr; augmented note; cosmetics) on 4 October 2004@03:25:00.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 1 August 2011@22:09:52.
David Whitehead on 27 May 2013@07:36:32.

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