Iphigeneia, still wept for, sweet flower -> ἀλλ' ἐμὸν ἐκ τοῦδ' ἔρνος ἀερθὲν τὴν πολυκλαύτην Ἰφιγένειαν (Aeschylus' Agamemnon 1525f.)

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It's a line from the Tony Harrison translation of Aeschylus' play Agamemnon.
Any speedy help would be greatly appreciated.
« Last Edit: 15 May, 2009, 03:02:00 by billberg23 »


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ἀλλ' ἐμὸν ἐκ τοῦδ' ἔρνος ἀερθέν
τὴν πολυκλαύτην Ἰφιγενείαν

It's going to need some tidying up.

ἐμὸν ἔρνος ἀερθέν,
ἡ πολύκλαυτος  Ἰφιγένεια

The translation "sweet flower" is quite free. And "still wept for" should be "much wept for".

EDIT: Actually, ἡ πολύκλαυτος sounds better. Yes Aeschylus uses -η but something doesn't feel right about it in the nominative case.
« Last Edit: 10 Jun, 2009, 20:54:05 by billberg23 »
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