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Headword: *ma/gos
Adler number: mu,25
Translated headword: magus, magician, sorcerer
Vetting Status: high
They used to call magi those who surrounded themselves with false appearances. From this they also used to name sorcerers magi. Sophocles [writes]: "suborning such a plotting magician."[1]
Greek Original:
*ma/gos: ma/gous e)ka/loun tou\s yeudei=s fantasi/as peritiqe/ntas e(autoi=s. a)po\ tou/tou de\ kai\ tou\s farmakou\s ma/gous e)/legon. *sofoklh=s: u(fei\s ma/gon toio/nde mhxanorra/fon.
For magi, see also mu 28; and cf. mu 26.
[1] Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 386 (again at mu 1019), with scholion.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 June 2008@22:37:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more x-refs; another keyword; tweaks) on 8 June 2008@04:08:40.
David Whitehead on 25 April 2013@04:09:20.


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