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Headword: Axiôma
Adler number: alpha,2825
Translated headword: purpose, axiom, reputation
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning an] intent. "What is the purpose for which you call?".[1]
"Not to reject paternal authority, nor to dishonour the axiom of Plato".[2] That is, intent.
"Arkesilaos was very axiomatic, and concise".[3]
Greek Original:
Axiôma: boulêma. ti d' esti taxiôm', eph' hôi kaleis. mê diôtheisthai tên patrikên epitaxin, mêde to tou Platônos axiôma atimazein. toutesti boulêma. ho de Arkesilaos ên axiômatikôtatos kai sunêgmenos.
cf. alpha 2826, alpha 2827.
[1] Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 1459 (web address 1 below), with the gloss from the scholia there.
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.250 Zintzen (150 Asmus). Its second half is also in Photius, Bibl. 346a. The meaning of a)ci/wma here, despite the confident gloss, is not certain; possibly, instead, "reputation/dignity" (see generally LSJ s.v.). Zintzen says the "paternal authority" was that of Proclus (pi 2473).
[3] Diogenes Laertius 4.33.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; philosophy; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 28 November 2000@12:09:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword, translation, note) on 29 November 2000@03:16:09.
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keywords; cosmetics) on 3 July 2002@03:41:16.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 16 August 2002@01:44:40.
Catharine Roth (expanded note 2, keyword, cosmetics) on 15 September 2010@23:44:04.
David Whitehead on 21 March 2012@08:23:04.
David Whitehead on 2 August 2015@05:23:22.


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