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Headword: Oiktros
Adler number: omicroniota,89
Translated headword: pitiable
Vetting Status: high
[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:
Oiktros: tapeinos, eleous axios. ei men hoti basileus anthrôpois oiktrois kai atimotatois tauta epikalei, skopêseien an tis, anankê mêd' antilegonta tois eirêmenois homologein.
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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