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Headword: Θεοῖς τέθνηκεν οὗτος οὐ κείνοισι
Adler number: theta,192
Translated headword: this man died for the gods (and) not for them
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] at the will of the gods. For the Greeks offered such an explanation for it. Sophocles [is speaking] about Ajax.
Greek Original:
Θεοῖς τέθνηκεν οὗτος οὐ κείνοισι: θεῶν βουλομένων. οἱ γὰρ Ἕλληνες τὴν τοιαύτην αὐτῷ αἰτίαν παρέσχον. Σοφοκλῆς περὶ Αἴαντος.
Sophocles, Ajax 970 (web address 1), with a variant version of a scholion thereto; where the Suda has the definite article οἱ , the scholion has the negative οὐ .
'They' are Ajax's (mortal) enemies and detractors, esp. the Atreidai.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: mythology; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 July 2007@01:18:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 23 July 2007@04:54:04.
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics) on 1 January 2013@05:21:27.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 6 January 2013@23:23:06.


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