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Headword: Opisthopous dikê
Adler number: omicron,458
Translated headword: justice walking behind
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the [justice] which attends daily on wrongdoings.
Greek Original:
Opisthopous dikê: hê meth' hêmeran akolouthousa tois adikêmasin.
Note:
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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