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Headword: Aei
Adler number: alpha,607
Translated headword: always
Vetting Status: high
Of this [there are] 11 meanings.[1]
"The wise man must always be the same, in sharp pains, in the loss of a child, or in serious illnesses". Such was Apollonius of Tyana.[2]
And [there is] a proverb: "for the dice of Zeus always fall well."[3]
Fittingly equivalent to: the dice of Zeus always [fall] to the six.[4]
In reference to those who are fortunate deservedly and in everything. But some [say] in reference to those being deservedly punished.
Greek Original:
Aei: toutou ia# phônai. aei de chrê ton sophon einai homoion, en algêdosin oxeiais, en apobolêi teknou, en makrais nosois. hoios ên Apollônios ho Tuaneus. kai paroimia: aei gar eu piptousin hoi Dios kuboi. homoia axiôs têi Aei hex piptousin hoi Dios kuboi. epi tôn axiôs kai eis panta eudaimonountôn. hoi de epi tôn axiôs timôroumenôn.
See also alpha 606.
[1] Etym. Magn. 31.24 says 12.
[2] Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 1.8.1 -- but referring to his teacher Apollonius of Chalcedon, not to the one from Tyana (alpha 3420).
[3] Sophocles fr. 809; cf. Zenobius 2.44, Diogenianus 1.58; Tosi [see under alpha 378] no.116.
[4] So the transmitted text, but it should probably read 'triple six'; cf. omicroniota 106, tau 1005.
Keywords: biography; children; daily life; ethics; medicine; philosophy; proverbs; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Carl Widstrand on 2 February 2000@11:47:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 26 January 2002@18:20:34.
Catharine Roth (corrected cross-reference) on 26 January 2002@18:22:47.
David Whitehead (modified and supplemented translation and notes; cosmetics) on 27 January 2002@06:16:18.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 30 January 2002@19:21:04.
David Whitehead (another x-ref and more keywords; cosmetics) on 16 August 2006@04:55:05.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 January 2012@08:00:56.
David Whitehead (expanded n.3) on 14 August 2012@08:51:36.
Ronald Allen (corrected cross-reference in n.2) on 5 November 2018@20:22:04.
David Whitehead (added n.4, at the prompting of Prof J C McKeown) on 20 September 2021@11:41:34.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 June 2024@17:19:10.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 22 June 2024@00:41:25.


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