Friday, September 09, 2016
The Dear Departed
τὸ μήποτ᾿ εἰσιδεῖν φιλίας ἀλόχουI think that "dead wife" is a misprint for "dear wife" here. The error persists in the Digital Loeb Classical Library version. Cf. id., line 917, pp. 254-255, where the same phrase φιλίας ἀλόχου is translated as "dear wife."
πρόσωπόν σ᾿ ἔσαντα λυπρόν.
877 σ᾿ ἔσαντα Wilamowitz: ἄντα C
No more to see your dead wife face to face is painful.
Labels: typographical and other errors