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A journey de strength of scholarship and the paintings of translation, this quantity features a totally built-in set of translations by way of a unmarried crew, a function permitting Greekless readers to learn generally and deeply in Aristotle with continuity, appreciation for his use of technical terminology and for the constitution of his philosophy as a complete. development in this virtue is the main particular word list in any pupil variation, one that bargains unprecedented definition and explication of Aristotle's terminology and makes transparent the correspondence among Greek phrases and their renderings. The editors' broad notes, additionally co-ordinated with the thesaurus, recommend replacement translations of not easy passages, talk about Aristotles argument, and elucidate tricky passages.

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None of your father's friends would have helped me murder him. vri0t~ ~PT\ot{l]; prove your father's death not justified)') And, after the Chorus speaks, FJectra replies, "Do not forget your latest words, mother. You gave me parrhesia towards yon": ELECTRA: Mother, remember what you said just now. 1057]. But Electra is still wary and cautious, for she wonders whether her mother will listen to her only to hurt her afterwards: 19. HuripidC$,EittlJ'a. TDlIIS. Philip Vellacott, lines 1046-1050. 20.

And Electra, who is there when her mother arrives, also behaves like a slave in order to hide the fact that the moment of revenge for her father's death is at hand. She is also there to insult Clytemnestra, and to remind her of he:r crime. This dramatic scene gives way to a confrontation between the two. A discussion begins, and we have -iwo parallel speeches, both equally long (forty Jines), the first one by Clytemnestra, and the second by Electra. 34 Michel Foucault Clytemnestra's speech begins with the words "Ai:~ro &" "I will speak" [1.

949]. But because she does not want her father, Erectheus, to find out about the child (for she was ashamed of what happened), she 24. K. J. Dover writes: '"lh seduce a woman of citizen status was more culpable thlln to rape her, not only because rape was presumed to be unpremeditated but because seduction involved the capture of her affection and foyalty; it was the degree of offense against the man to whom she belonged, not her own feelings, which mattered" ["Classical Greek Attitudes to Sexual Bebavior," 62].

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