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Headword: Πρὸς καιρὸν ποιῶ
Adler number: pi,2721
Translated headword: opportunely I do [this]
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning truly.
Greek Original:
Πρὸς καιρὸν ποιῶ: ἀντὶ τοῦ ἀληθῶς.
Note:
Richard Porson (1759-1808) suggested that this entry refers to Sophocles, Ajax 38, which reads ἦ καί, φίλη δέσποινα, πρὸς καιρὸν πονῶ; "And so, dear mistress, do I toil to good effect?" (Jebb's translation: see web address 1). In the Greek it is a difference of a single letter (iota/nu).
Reference:
On Porson see R.D. Dawe in W.W. Briggs and William M. Calder III, Classical Scholarship: a biographical encyclopedia (New York & London 1990) 376-388.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 September 2004@00:12:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added bibliography; cosmetics) on 8 September 2004@04:23:17.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2011@05:34:07.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 28 November 2011@15:19:02.

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