previous next



τίς δ᾽ ἐστὶν ὅντιν᾽ ἄνδρα, instead of “τίς δ᾽ ἐστὶν ἀνὴρ ὅντιν̓”, the antecedent being attracted into the relative clause: cp. El. 1040εἴρηκας ὀρθῶς σὺ πρόσκεισαι κακῷ”: Tr. 1060 f. “οὔθ᾽ Ἑλλὰς οὔτ᾽ ἄγλωσσος οὔθ᾽ ὅσην ἐγὼ γαῖαν καθαίρων ἱκόμην”. So in Latin, De Legg. 3. 5. 12 haec est enim, quam Scipio laudat in libris et quam maxime probat temperationem reipublicae.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide References (2 total)
  • Commentary references from this page (2):
    • Euripides, Electra, 1040
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 1060
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: