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Headword: *)ana/sthma h(liki/as
Adler number: alpha,2084
Translated headword: loftiness of stature
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] uprightness. "God exalted Moses to a wondrous loftiness of stature".[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] a)na/sthma yuxh=s ["loftiness of soul"], the idiom [for being] stretched toward and straining for virtue.[2]
Greek Original:
*)ana/sthma h(liki/as: eu)qu/ths. qaumasto\n o( qeo\s tw=| *mwu+sei= to\ th=s h(liki/as e)ch=ren a)na/sthma. kai\ *)ana/sthma yuxh=s, to\ pro\s a)reta\s e)pitetame/non kai\ su/ntonon i)di/wma.
The headword phrase is presumably generated by the quotation given, where its elements occur.
[1] Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 2.231; cf. mu 1348.
[2] For something close to this see [Longinus], On the Sublime 7.2.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; imagery; medicine; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 21 October 2000@18:30:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note and keywords) on 23 October 2000@04:29:34.
David Whitehead (augmented note; restorative cosmetics) on 1 August 2002@08:59:36.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 28 February 2012@06:14:51.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 8 July 2015@00:02:57.
David Whitehead on 8 July 2015@02:43:19.


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