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English translation: The Self-Tormentor

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16:59 Sep 17, 2000
Greek to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Greek term or phrase: heautontimoroumenos
it is a poem by CHARLES BAUDELAIRE
DANNY
English translation:The Self-Tormentor
Explanation:
The original work of this title (Heauton Timoroumenos) was a play written in the fourth century BC by the Athenian poet, Menander. This has not survived but the Roman playwright, Terence, produced an adapted version, which has survived, in 163 BC. The topic has inspired other more modern writers besides Baudelaire. For example, Robert Bridges' drama "The Feast of Bacchus" is partly based on the work.

HTH

Giles

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Note added at 2373 days (2007-03-19 07:33:26 GMT) Post-grading
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For Michael:

Εαυτόν τιμωρούμενος

Note that this is written using the monotonic (single-accent) system introduced in Greece in 1982.

In the traditional "polytonic" (multiple-accent) system, there would be a rough breathing (reversed apostrophe) in front to the E in the first word, the accent over the o would be grave and the accent over the u in the second word would be circumflex.

HTH,

Giles

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Note added at 2373 days (2007-03-19 15:16:13 GMT) Post-grading
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That should be "in front of the E in the first word", of course.
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Giles Watson
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Local time: 13:28
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Summary of answers provided
na +2The Self-Tormentor
Giles Watson
naHe who punishes himselfPanayota Georgakopoulou
naSelf-punished
Alex Seidanis


  

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5 hrs
Self-punished


Explanation:
This is a complex word in its obsolete form, consisting from heauto- (Self) and -timoroumenos (-punished). You have probably misspelled the extra "n" in between.

Alex Seidanis
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PRO pts in pair: 5
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10 hrs
He who punishes himself


Explanation:
'timoroumenos' (=he who punishes) 'heauton' (=himself)

Panayota Georgakopoulou
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15 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
The Self-Tormentor


Explanation:
The original work of this title (Heauton Timoroumenos) was a play written in the fourth century BC by the Athenian poet, Menander. This has not survived but the Roman playwright, Terence, produced an adapted version, which has survived, in 163 BC. The topic has inspired other more modern writers besides Baudelaire. For example, Robert Bridges' drama "The Feast of Bacchus" is partly based on the work.

HTH

Giles

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Note added at 2373 days (2007-03-19 07:33:26 GMT) Post-grading
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For Michael:

Εαυτόν τιμωρούμενος

Note that this is written using the monotonic (single-accent) system introduced in Greece in 1982.

In the traditional "polytonic" (multiple-accent) system, there would be a rough breathing (reversed apostrophe) in front to the E in the first word, the accent over the o would be grave and the accent over the u in the second word would be circumflex.

HTH,

Giles

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Note added at 2373 days (2007-03-19 15:16:13 GMT) Post-grading
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That should be "in front of the E in the first word", of course.


    Oxford Companion to Classical Literature
Giles Watson
Italy
Local time: 13:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 8
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Egmont
837 days

agree  Michael Beijer: i have a question: can someone tell me (show me) how it (heautontimoroumenos. The Self-Tormentor) would be written using the Greek alphabet? thanks, m
2372 days
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