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Headword: *ma/goi
Adler number: mu,28
Translated headword: magi
Vetting Status: high
Among Persians [sc. this is a term for] the philosophers and god-lovers; Zoroaster began them, and after him in succession the likes of Ostanes and Astrampsychus [and ...].
Greek Original:
*ma/goi: para\ *pe/rsais oi( filo/sofoi kai\ filo/qeoi: w(=n h)=rxe *zwroa/strhs kai\ meta\ tou=ton kata\ diadoxh\n *)osta/nai kai\ *)astra/myuxoi.
From the prologue (1.3) to Diogenes Laertius' Lives of the Philosophers.
(For this headword see also mu 25.)
On Zoroaster and Ostanes, see alpha 4257, zeta 159, zeta 160, omicron 710. Astrampsychus has an entry at alpha 4251.
Keywords: biography; chronology; definition; geography; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 January 2004@14:38:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 22 January 2004@03:25:40.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 25 April 2013@04:19:46.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 25 April 2013@23:51:40.
David Whitehead on 26 April 2013@02:57:19.


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