previous next

τρέφει, has in it; i.e., his valour resides only in his words. Cp. Tr. 817ὄγκον..τρέφειν”: O. T. 356τἀληθὲς γὰρ ἰσχῦον τρέφω”. Dryden: Tongue-valiant hero, vaunter of thy might (l. 336 of his Trans. of the Iliad, bk. 1).

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):
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 356
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 817
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: