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Headword: *)anaci/mandros
Adler number: alpha,1987
Translated headword: Anaximandros, Anaximander
Vetting Status: high
Son of Anaximander,[1] a Milesian, the younger, a historian.[2] He was born in the time of Artaxerxes who was called Mnemon [the Mindful].[3] He wrote an explanation of Pythagorean symbols[4] such as the following: "don't step over a yoke," "don't stoke the fire with a dagger," "don't eat from a whole loaf of bread;" etc.
Greek Original:
*)anaci/mandros, *)anacima/ndrou, *milh/sios, o( new/teros, i(storiko/s. ge/gone de\ kata\ tou\s *)artace/rcou xro/nous tou= *mnh/monos klhqe/ntos. e)/graye sumbo/lwn *puqagorei/wn e)ch/ghsin: oi(=o/n e)sti to\ zugo\n mh\ u(perbai/nein, maxai/ra| pu=r mh\ skaleu/ein, a)po\ o(loklh/rou a)/rtou mh\ e)sqi/ein: kai\ ta\ loipa/.
[1] Not the famous alpha 1986, given the chronological fix which is to follow: see below, at n.3.
[2] cf. Diogenes Laertius 2.2.
[3] Artaxerxes II, reigned 405/4-359/8.
[4] su/mbola (also known as a)kou/smata) was a technical term used for the type of Pythagorean sayings of which examples are given in the text. See W. Burkert, Lore and Science in Ancient Pythagoreanism (Harvard University Press, 1972) 166-92.
FGrH 9.
Keywords: biography; chronology; ethics; geography; historiography; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 May 2001@10:51:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes, bibliography, keyword; cosmetics) on 13 May 2001@10:12:55.
Ross Scaife ✝ (changed translation of sumbo/lwn and added note 4 after correspondence from Johan Thom) on 27 November 2001@13:50:54.
Ross Scaife ✝ (modified translation following further conversation with Johan Thom) on 28 November 2001@11:00:14.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 26 February 2012@05:39:21.


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