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Headword: Anastêma hêlikias
Adler number: alpha,2084
Translated headword: loftiness of stature
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] uprightness. "God exalted Moses to a wondrous loftiness of stature".[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] a)na/sthma yuxh=s ["loftiness of soul"], the idiom [for being] stretched toward and straining for virtue.[2]
Greek Original:
Anastêma hêlikias: euthutês. thaumaston ho theos tôi Môüsei to tês hêlikias exêren anastêma. kai Anastêma psuchês, to pros aretas epitetamenon kai suntonon idiôma.
The headword phrase is presumably generated by the quotation given, where its elements occur.
[1] Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 2.231; cf. mu 1348.
[2] For something close to this see [Longinus], On the Sublime 7.2.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; imagery; medicine; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 21 October 2000@18:30:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note and keywords) on 23 October 2000@04:29:34.
David Whitehead (augmented note; restorative cosmetics) on 1 August 2002@08:59:36.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 28 February 2012@06:14:51.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 8 July 2015@00:02:57.
David Whitehead on 8 July 2015@02:43:19.


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