previous next

μέντοι, ‘yet,’—crushing though the sorrow is: cp. O. C. 780 f. “ἆρ᾽ ἂν” “ματαίου τῆσδ᾽ ἂν ἡδονῆς τύχοις; τοιαῦτα μέντοι καὶ σὺ προσφέρεις ἐμοί”. (It is not a mere expression of assent, ‘yes,’ as Paley takes it.)

Ζηνὸς δεινὴ θεὸς: for the simple gen. of parentage, cp. 172Διὸς”, 1302 “Λαομέδοντος”: Ant. 824τὰν Φρυγίαν ξέναν Ταντάλου”. In 401 and 450 the art. (“”) is prefixed to “Διός.— φυτεύει”: cp. O. T. 347ξυμφυτεῦσαι τοὔργον”.

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 (4 total)
  • Commentary references from this page (4):
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 172
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 824
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 780
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 347
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: