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Headword: *)ana/phron yuxh/n
Adler number: alpha,2015
Translated headword: crippled soul, mutilated soul
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one that is hurt, not healthy, but injured and wasted.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] a)na/phros ["cripple"], [meaning] one who is lame.
One who is excessively maimed in a limb of his body. Lysias in the [speech] On the obol given to invalids [writes]: "and what prevents [...] you helping yourselves to [my] obol, on the basis that I am healthy, and voting to give it to this man on the basis that he is a cripple?"[2]
"The captive who came into the ring was crippled in his nose and ears, and, as a joke(?), died accidentally".[3]
Greek Original:
*)ana/phron yuxh/n: th\n e)piblabh=, mh\ u(giai/nousan, a)lla\ sesinwme/nhn kai\ a)xrei/an. kai\ *)ana/phros, o( xwlo/s. o( kaq' u(perbolh\n pephrwme/nos me/lei tini\ tou= sw/matos. *lusi/as e)n tw=| peri\ tou= didome/nou toi=s a)duna/tois o)bolou=: kai\ ti/ kwlu/ei u(ma=s me\n w)felei=sqai tw=| o)bolw=|, w(s u(giei=s o)/ntas, tou/tw| de\ yhfi/sasqai e)a/santas w(s a)naph/rw|; o( de\ de/smios e)s me/son paragi/netai r(i=na kai\ w)=ta a)na/phros, paigni/wn te gegonw\s parana/lwma.
cf. generally alpha 2014.
[1] Likewise in Photius; from ancient comment on Plato, Republic 535D, where the headword phrase appears (web address 1).
[2] Lysias 24.13 (web address 2), abridged.
[3] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 5.5.8.
Robert Garland, In The Eye of the Beholder: deformity and disability in the Graeco-Roman world (London 1995)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; economics; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; medicine; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 October 2000@11:54:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note, bibliography, keyword) on 13 October 2000@03:42:29.
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 31 July 2002@09:13:22.
David Whitehead (more keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 27 February 2012@05:39:56.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 19 August 2013@23:51:06.
David Whitehead on 21 August 2013@06:50:18.
David Whitehead on 2 July 2015@03:20:41.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 6 July 2015@01:22:20.


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