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Headword: Opisthopous dikê
Adler number: omicron,458
Translated headword: justice walking behind
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the [justice] which attends daily on wrongdoings.
Greek Original:
Opisthopous dikê: hê meth' hêmeran akolouthousa tois adikêmasin.
The headword phrase is used by Gregory of Nazianzus in his Funeral Speech for his father (PG 35.1016), borrowing an adjective from Attic tragedy (e.g. Aeschylus, Choephori 713).
Keywords: Christianity; definition; ethics; history; law; religion; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 July 2006@08:09:47.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added keyword) on 23 July 2006@17:39:54.
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics) on 24 July 2006@03:29:14.
David Whitehead (further expansion of note; another keyword) on 24 July 2006@06:42:05.
David Whitehead (tweak) on 25 July 2006@07:12:57.
David Whitehead on 5 July 2013@06:29:01.
David Whitehead on 20 May 2016@03:24:33.


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