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Headword: Magos
Adler number: mu,25
Translated headword: magus, magician, sorcerer
Vetting Status: high
They used to call magi those who surrounded themselves with false appearances. From this they also used to name sorcerers magi. Sophocles [writes]: "suborning such a plotting magician."[1]
Greek Original:
Magos: magous ekaloun tous pseudeis phantasias peritithentas heautois. apo toutou de kai tous pharmakous magous elegon. Sophoklês: hupheis magon toionde mêchanorraphon.
For magi, see also mu 28; and cf. mu 26.
[1] Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 386 (again at mu 1019), with scholion.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 June 2008@22:37:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more x-refs; another keyword; tweaks) on 8 June 2008@04:08:40.
David Whitehead on 25 April 2013@04:09:20.


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