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Headword: *cenokra/ths
Adler number: xi,43
Translated headword: Xenocrates, Xenokrates
Vetting Status: high
A philosopher, [the one] who was much talked about for his self-control [sophrosyne].[1]
"He was no less inclined towards self-control than the Platonic Xenocrates."[2]
This man wrote up the observing of domestic bird-omens; for example, if a weasel or snake appears on the roof, it means such and such.[3]
Greek Original:
*cenokra/ths, filo/sofos, o(\s e)pi\ swfrosu/nh| e)teqru/lhto. o( de\ pro\s swfrosu/nhn ou)de\n mei=on ei)=xe tou= *platwnikou= *cenokra/tous. ou(=tos sunegra/yato to\ oi)koskopiko\n oi)w/nisma: o(/ti oi(=on, ei) e)n th=| ste/gh| e)fa/nh galh= h)\ o)/fis, to/de shmai/nei.
For Xenocrates see already xi 42.
[1] See generally sigma 890, sigma 891, sigma 892 (and cf. sigma 882, sigma 883, sigma 884, sigma 885, sigma 886, sigma 887, sigma 889).
[2] The quotation is unidentifiable (Adler suggests Aelian, on no discernible basis), as is the person being described.
[3] cf. generally omicroniota 163, at n.3 there. The present material derives from ps.-Nonnus, Scholia mythologica 4.72.
Keywords: biography; ethics; philosophy; religion; zoology
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 17 February 2000@09:32:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keywords) on 4 July 2001@09:10:10.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keyword; tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 29 August 2007@07:39:38.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 19 June 2013@03:09:08.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 7 July 2013@00:51:14.


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