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Headword: Οἰοβώτης
Adler number: omicroniota,143
Translated headword: grazing alone
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] independent. As if one were to say, nurturing his intentions by himself and obeying no one, solitary, isolated, separated in his reasoning, out of his mind. "Now grazing his mind alone he becomes a great grief for his friends."
Greek Original:
Οἰοβώτης: αὐθαίρετος. ὡς ἂν εἴποι τις, αὐτὸς ἑαυτοῦ τὴν διάνοιαν βόσκων καὶ μηδενὶ πειθόμενος, μονότροπος, μεμονωμένος, τῷ λογισμῷ μονωθείς, ἐκτὸς φρενός. νῦν αὖ φρενὸς οἰοβώτας φίλοις μέγα πένθος εὕρηται.
Note:
Sophocles, Ajax 614-615 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; ethics; food; imagery; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 August 2003@00:09:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 18 August 2003@03:47:55.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 11 August 2011@08:14:30.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 11 August 2011@21:52:09.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2013@07:59:07.

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