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Headword: Αὔεις
Adler number: alpha,4420
Translated headword: you call
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. Means] you utter, you speak.[1]
For when going out of the school Zeno of Citium tripped and broke a toe. And after striking the ground with his hand, he cited a line from the Niobe: "I am coming, why do you call me?",[2] and immediately died by holding his own breath. He lived for ninety years free from sickness, but others say that he lived fifty-eight years.[3]
Greek Original:
Αὔεις: φωνεῖς, λαλεῖς. Ζήνων γὰρ ὁ Κιτιεὺς ἐκ τῆς σχολῆς ἀπιὼν προσέπταισε καὶ τὸν δάκτυλον περιέρρηξε. παίσας δὲ τὴν γῆν τῇ χειρί φησι τὸ ἐκ τῆς Νιόβης: ἔρχομαι, τί μ' αὔεις; καὶ παραχρῆμα ἐτελεύτησεν ἀποπνίξας ἑαυτὸν, βιοὺς δὲ ἔτη #4# ἄνοσος: οἱ δὲ δυοῖν δέοντα ξ# ζῆσαι αὐτὸν ἔτη φασίν.
Notes:
[1] The headword is probably (though not necessarily) extracted from the quotation given.
[2] Adler notes that no such fragment was registered by Nauck. In fact it comes from Timotheus of Miletus (tau 620): fr. 11 Page (PMG).
[3] This whole paragraph draws on Diogenes Laertius 7.28; cf. zeta 79. Most of the changes are inconsequential, though the period of fifty-eight years was (according to Apollonius) that of his headship of the school.
Keywords: biography; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; philosophy; poetry
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 9 November 1999@13:56:54.
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