Author Topic: Ἀλλ’ ἐσθ’ ὁ θάνατος λοῖσθος ἰατρός κακῶν (Sophocles, Fragment 698) -> But death is the ultimate healer of ills  (Read 3382 times)


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I have one final fragment, this one from Sophocles:

αλλ’ εσθ’ o θανατος λοισθος ιατρος νοσων.

Can anyone help me translate this quotation about death?

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can offer.
« Last Edit: 16 Apr, 2008, 06:41:17 by billberg23 »


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This is simple (and correctly copied):

(But) Death is the last / the ultimate doctor of (all) ailments.


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Hi there.

I don't know if this phrase has already been translated and I don't have any free time to look it up but a rough translation could be:

But death is the ultimate healer/doctor of illnesses/diseases/miseries.

I hope this can help.

Enjoy your weekend!