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ἀποστροφή in Oedipus at Colonus (1473), LXX Genesis (3:16)

September 29, 2016

Our co-blogger Victoria Gaile Laidler this week considers Genesis 3:16 in Jerome’s Latin here. And some of us some years ago considered Genesis 3:16 in the LXX translators’ Hebraic Hellene here.

And that made me wish to compare ἀποστροφή in Oedipus at Colonus (1473) with LXX Genesis (3:16) in my own poetic formatting and in translation here: apostrophe-by-sophocles-lxxtranslators-rendered-by-j-k-gayle.

There’s lots to consider here, and I believe there’s considerable lexical and semantic overlap between the two very short Greek passages, don’t you?

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