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Headword: Τερμία ἡμέρα
Adler number: tau,350
Translated headword: final day
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[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:
Τερμία ἡμέρα: ἐφ' ἧς μέλλει τὸ τέλος τοῦ βίου εὑρήσειν. οἴμοι τὰ πολλὰ ἐξέχρη κακά, ἐλθόντι χώραν τερμίαν: ἐνταῦθα κάμψειν τὸν ταλαίπωρον βίον.
Notes:
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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