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Headword: *)alogi/a
Adler number: alpha,1308
Translated headword: disregard
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] unconcern.[1]
Herodotus [writes]: "the scout discovered the Lacedaemonians combing [their hair] and was amazed, to have encountered such great disregard. And Xerxes, hearing these things, had no means of gauging their reality."[2]
Greek Original:
*)alogi/a: h( a)frontisi/a. *(hro/dotos: o( de\ kata/skopos eu(=re tou\s *lakedaimoni/ous ktenizome/nous kai\ e)qwu/mazen, a)logi/hs te e)neku/rhse pollh=s. o( de\ *ce/rchs a)kou/wn tau=ta ou)k ei)=xe sumbale/sqai to\ e)o/n.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras; and see also n.1 below.
For this noun see also alpha 1309, alpha 1310.
[1] Similarly in Thomas Magister.
[2] Herodotus 7.208-209.1 (abridged). For the Spartans and their hair cf. e.g. Plutarch, Life of Lycurgus 22.1.
Keywords: biography; clothing; daily life; definition; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 May 2000@10:52:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 2 February 2001@10:31:28.
David Whitehead (x-refs; more keywords; tweaks) on 8 February 2012@06:16:14.
Catharine Roth (another keyword) on 20 March 2012@01:06:56.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 23 March 2012@16:56:01.
David Whitehead on 11 June 2015@08:23:36.


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