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Headword: Aei
Adler number: alpha,607
Translated headword: always
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Of this [there are] 11 meanings.[1]
"The wise man must always be the same, in sharp pains, in the loss of a child, or in serious illnesses". Such was Apollonius of Tyana.[2]
And [there is] a proverb: "for the dice of Zeus always fall well."[3]
Equivalent to: the dice of Zeus fall deservedly to the Eternal six.
In reference to those who are fortunate deservedly and in everything. But some [say] in reference to those being deservedly punished.
Greek Original:
Aei: toutou ia# phônai. aei de chrê ton sophon einai homoion, en algêdosin oxeiais, en apobolêi teknou, en makrais nosois. hoios ên Apollônios ho Tuaneus. kai paroimia: aei gar eu piptousin hoi Dios kuboi. homoia axiôs têi Aei hex piptousin hoi Dios kuboi. epi tôn axiôs kai eis panta eudaimonountôn. hoi de epi tôn axiôs timôroumenôn.
Notes:
See also alpha 606.
[1] Etym. Magn. 31.24 says 12.
[2] Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 1.8.1 -- but referring to his teacher Apollonius of Chalcedon, not to the one from Tyana (alpha 3420).
[3] Sophocles fr. 809; cf. Zenobius 2.44, Diogenianus 1.58; Tosi [see under alpha 378] no.116.
Keywords: biography; children; daily life; ethics; medicine; philosophy; proverbs; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Carl Widstrand on 2 February 2000@11:47:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 26 January 2002@18:20:34.
Catharine Roth (corrected cross-reference) on 26 January 2002@18:22:47.
David Whitehead (modified and supplemented translation and notes; cosmetics) on 27 January 2002@06:16:18.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 30 January 2002@19:21:04.
David Whitehead (another x-ref and more keywords; cosmetics) on 16 August 2006@04:55:05.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 January 2012@08:00:56.
David Whitehead (expanded n.3) on 14 August 2012@08:51:36.
Ronald Allen (corrected cross-reference in n.2) on 5 November 2018@20:22:04.

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