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Headword: Αὐτός
Adler number: alpha,4518
Translated headword: himself
Vetting Status: high
In reference to a body. For they distinguish the souls from the bodies. Homer [says]: "[which led to Hades] many brave souls [of heroes], then the men themselves [it made] spoils [for dogs]."[1] And Aristophanes [writes]: "his mind [is] outside, but he is inside with his feet up writing tragedy."[2]
Greek Original:
Αὐτός: ἐπὶ σώματος. διορίζουσι γὰρ τὰς ψυχὰς πρὸς τὰ σώματα. Ὅμηρος: πολλὰς δ' ἰφθίμους ψυχάς: εἶτα, αὐτοὺς δ' ἑλώρια. καὶ Ἀριστοφάνης: ὁ νοῦς μὲν ἔξω, αὐτὸς δ' ἔνδον ἀναβάδην ποιεῖ τραγῳδίαν.
[1] Homer, Iliad 1.3-4 (web address 1 below).
[2] Aristophanes, Acharnians 398-399 (said of Euripides: web address 2), with scholion; cf. omicron 868.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; epic; imagery; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 August 2001@02:18:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 8 August 2001@04:54:41.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 3 May 2012@08:06:16.
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