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Headword: *)alogi/a
Adler number: alpha,1309
Translated headword: confusion, irrationality, speechlessness
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] disorder.
"After all crying out together they remained, as it were, dumbfounded. But once the word had quickly spread into the multitude there was no longer confusion; rather, some rushed at the envoys, as if all the blame for these things was theirs, while others attacked the remainder of the Italians, venting their rage on them, and others [ran] to the city gates."[1]
Alogistia ["thoughtlessness"] is also a word in Polybius.[2]
Greek Original:
*)alogi/a: a)taci/a. oi( de\ pa/ntes a(/ma a)nakekrago/tes e)cauth=s oi(onei\ parelhlu/qeisan. taxu\ de\ tou= lo/gou diadoqe/ntos ei)s to\ plh=qos, ou)ke/ti sune/baine gi/nesqai th\n a)logi/an, a)ll' oi( me\n e)pi\ tou\s presbeuta\s w(/rmwn, w(s ai)ti/ous sfi/si tw=n kakw=n o)/ntas tou/twn, oi( de\ e)pi\ tou\s kateilhmme/nous tw=n *)italikw=n kai\ ei)s tou/tous a)perei/santes to\n qumo\n, oi( de\ pro\s ta\s pu/las th=s po/lews. le/getai de\ kai\ *)alogisti/a para\ *polubi/w|.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras.
For this noun see also alpha 1308, alpha 1310.
[1] Polybius 36.7.3-5 (preserved only here in the Suda).
[2] See alpha 1312.
Keywords: definition; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 May 2000@11:20:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; added keyword; cosmetics) on 2 February 2001@10:45:16.
David Whitehead (modified note) on 2 February 2001@10:50:19.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 7 February 2011@10:54:06.
David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaks) on 8 February 2012@06:23:00.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 20 March 2012@01:05:01.
David Whitehead on 11 June 2015@08:25:00.


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