γείνατο. This form of expression is equivalent to “τί νυ ὧδε μεθήμων πέφυκας”; Trans. ‘Why hath thy mother such a lazy daughter in thee?’ The words serve to point a contrast between the thrifty housewifery of the queen and the idleness of the princess. Cp. Il.13. 777“ἐπεὶ οὐδ᾽ ἐμὲ πάμπαν ἀνάλκιδα γείνατο μήτηρ”, Horace, Od.3. 10. 11‘non te Penelopen difficilem procisTyrrhenus genuit parens.’
This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.