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νέμεσις , εως, , Ep. dat.
A.νεμέσσιIl.6.335: (νέμω):—prop., like νέμησις, distribution of what is due; but in usage always retribution, esp. righteous anger aroused by injustice, not used of the gods in Hom.; “ν. δέ μοι ἐξ ἀνθρώπων ἔσσεταιOd.2.136, cf. 22.40, Il.6.351; αἰδῶ καὶ νέμεσιν (where αἰ. is subjective, ν. objective) 13.122 (the two personified, Hes.Op.200) : c. gen. obj., “Τρώων χόλῳ οὐδὲ νεμέσσιIl.6.335; esp. in phrase οὐ νέμεσις it is no cause for anger that . . , c. inf., “οὐ γάρ τις ν. φυγέειν κακόν14.80: c. acc. et inf., 3.156; “πενθεῖν οὐ χρή: ν. γάρS.OC1753 (anap.); τίς τάδε ν. στυγεῖ; A.Th.235 (lyr.); later, of the wrath of the gods, “ἐκ θεοῦ ν.Hdt.1.34; “θεῶν ν.S.Ph.518 (lyr.), 602, cf. OGI383.115 (Nemrud Dagh, i B.C.); also “ ἐκ τοῦ νόμου ν.Ael.VH6.10; indignation at undeserved good fortune,ν. μεσότης φθόνου καὶ ἐπιχαιρεκακίαςArist.EN1108a35.
B. Νέμεσις, εως, , as pr. n., voc. “ΝέμεσιS.El.792:—Nemesis, the impersonation of divine Retribution, coupled with Αἰδώς, Hes. Op.200 (v. supr.), cf. Th.223; ὑπέρδικος N. Pi.P.10.44; Ἀδράστεια καὶ N. SIG2940.16 (Cos): in Trag. and later writers freq. avenger of the dead, A.Fr.266, etc.; ἔστι γὰρ ἐν φθιμένοις N. “μέγαEpigr.Gr.367.9; Νέμεσι τοῦ θανόντος S.l.c.: in pl., κάλλους εἰσί τινες Νεμέσεις; AP11.326 (Autom.); two were worshipped at Smyrna, Paus.7.5.2, cf. CIG2663 (Halic.), IGRom.4.1431.5 (Smyrna), AP12.193 (Strat.), Supp.Epigr.4.277 (Panamara).
2. Astrol., name of the seventh κλῆρος (τοῦ Κρόνου) Paul.Al.K.3, Cat.Cod.Astr.1.160, 168, cf. Vett.Val.2.22.
C. Pythag. name for five, Theol.Ar.31.
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    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 235
    • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 1108a.35
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.34
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 223
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 200
    • Homer, Iliad, 13.122
    • Homer, Iliad, 14.80
    • Homer, Iliad, 3.156
    • Homer, Iliad, 6.335
    • Homer, Iliad, 6.351
    • Homer, Odyssey, 22.40
    • Homer, Odyssey, 2.136
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 7.5.2
    • Sophocles, Electra, 792
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1753
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 518
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 602
    • Aelian, Varia Historia, 6.10
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