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Headword: Dêmiourgos
Adler number: delta,436
Translated headword: artisan, craftsman
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] skilled worker, making what does not exist [sc. before].[1]
[Someone] working on communal projects.
"Death [is a] cruel worker".[2]
"And ordering [them] no longer to receive the magistrates [epidemiourgoi] sent out by the Corinthians every year".[3]
"Proffering himself as a sort of example, just like the more sculpturally gifted of the craftsmen, who take shapeless and formless copper and stretch and fashion it into shape".[4]
Greek Original:
Dêmiourgos: cheirotechnês, ho ta mê onta poiôn. dêmôdê ergazomenos. Haidês dêmiourgos agrios. kai mêketi dechesthai tous kat' etos ekpempomenous Korinthiôn epidêmiourgous keleuontes. heauton ti parechôn hupodeigma, hôsper hoi plastikôteroi tôn dêmiourgôn, ton chalkon amorphon paralabontes kai aeidesteron, eis morphên enteinousi kai kataschêmatizousi.
[1] (cf. delta 435.) Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 1035.
[3] An approximation of Thucydides 1.56.2, on one of the Athenian orders to its ally Potidaea in 432 BC. (Since the noun in question is the compound EPIdemiourgoi, its relevance to the present entry is slight.)
[4] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 70 Zintzen (30 Asmus).
Keywords: art history; biography; constitution; definition; geography; historiography; history; imagery; science and technology; trade and manufacture; tragedy
Translated by: Carl Widstrand on 10 January 2000@17:44:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword, translation, notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 24 January 2001@06:15:13.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 8 May 2002@07:26:54.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 June 2012@05:42:28.
David Whitehead on 17 October 2015@09:42:17.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 18 July 2016@13:23:40.


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