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Headword: Termia hêmera
Adler number: tau,350
Translated headword: final day
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning that] on which [one] is going to find the end of his life. "Alas [Apollo] was proclaiming these many evils, as I came to my final country; there I would make the final turn of my wretched life."
Greek Original:
Termia hêmera: eph' hês mellei to telos tou biou heurêsein. oimoi ta polla exechrê kaka, elthonti chôran termian: entautha kampsein ton talaipôron bion.
Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 87, 89, 91 (web address 1), with scholion on 89. Copied from here to epsilon 1686.
The present headword phrase occurs (in the accusative and in Doric dialect) in an earlier Sophoclean play (Antigone 1330). See web address 2.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; imagery; mythology; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 July 2007@01:08:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 2 July 2007@03:26:04.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 3 July 2007@03:41:18.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 3 July 2007@12:00:07.
David Whitehead on 9 January 2014@04:51:19.


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