previous next

πᾷψαύεις: a remonstrance against being touched at all. Cp. Ph.817ἀπό μ᾽ ὀλεῖς, ἢν προσθίγῃς”. Hyllus seeks to place him in a more comfortable position,—as Heracles himself soon requests (1025).—A comparison with the antistrophic verse Ph., 1027, “θρῴσκει δ᾽ αὖ, θρῴσκει δειλαία”, shows the loss of a syllable here. Hermann follows Seidler in repeating πᾷ, which is the simplest and most probable remedy.

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, Philoctetes, 1027
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 817
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: