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Headword: Οἰκτρός
Adler number: omicroniota,89
Translated headword: pitiable
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] wretched, deserving of mercy.[1]
"If, because a king reproaches pitiable and most dishonoured men with these things, someone might consider that not even [someone] speaking in response is bound to agree with what has been said."[2]
Greek Original:
Οἰκτρός: ταπεινός, ἐλέους ἄξιος. εἰ μὲν ὅτι βασιλεὺς ἀνθρώποις οἰκτροῖς καὶ ἀτιμοτάτοις ταῦτα ἐπικαλεῖ, σκοπήσειεν ἄν τις, ἀνάγκη μηδ' ἀντιλέγοντα τοῖς εἰρημένοις ὁμολογεῖν.
Notes:
cf. generally omicroniota 86, omicroniota 87, omicroniota 88, omicroniota 90.
[1] For the second of these glosses cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 11.242, where the headword occurs.
[2] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as Procopius, On the Wars of Justinian 2.7.23 (Megas). See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.XCV.
Keywords: biography; definition; epic; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 21 May 2004@05:21:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented and modified notes; augmented keywords) on 21 May 2004@07:10:11.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; more keywords) on 12 October 2011@03:46:32.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2013@04:46:46.

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