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thucydides 7 69.2

Postby richard ross » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:39 am

ἄλλα τε λέγων ὅσα ἐν τῷ τοιούτῳ ἤδη τοῦ καιροῦ ὄντες ἄνθρωποι οὐ πρὸς τὸ δοκεῖν τινὶ ἀρχαιολογεῖν φυλαξάμενοι εἴποιεν ἄν,

A literal translation please.

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Richard Ross
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Re: thucydides 7 69.2

Postby John W. » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:21 am

richard ross wrote:ἄλλα τε λέγων ὅσα ἐν τῷ τοιούτῳ ἤδη τοῦ καιροῦ ὄντες ἄνθρωποι οὐ πρὸς τὸ δοκεῖν τινὶ ἀρχαιολογεῖν φυλαξάμενοι εἴποιεν ἄν,

A literal translation please.

Thanks
Richard Ross


Richard - in my (fairly literal) translation of Thucydides I've rendered this as:

'... and mentioning everything else that men would say at such a critical moment [more literally, 'that men who were in such a critical situation as this would say'], not guarding against appearing to anyone to be talking in clichés ...'

I hope this helps; get back to me if you have any queries.

Best wishes,

John
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