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Headword: *)aei/
Adler number: alpha,607
Translated headword: always
Vetting Status: high
Of this [there are] 11 meanings.[1]
"The wise man must always be the same, in sharp pains, in the loss of a child, or in serious illnesses". Such was Apollonius of Tyana.[2]
And [there is] a proverb: "for the dice of Zeus always fall well."[3]
Equivalent to: the dice of Zeus [fall] deservedly to the Eternal six.[4]
In reference to those who are fortunate deservedly and in everything. But some [say] in reference to those being deservedly punished.
Greek Original:
*)aei/: tou/tou ia# fwnai/. a)ei\ de\ xrh\ to\n sofo\n ei)=nai o(/moion, e)n a)lghdo/sin o)cei/ais, e)n a)pobolh=| te/knou, e)n makrai=s no/sois. oi(=os h)=n *)apollw/nios o( *tuaneu/s. kai\ paroimi/a: a)ei\ ga\r eu)= pi/ptousin oi( *dio\s ku/boi. o(moi/a a)ci/ws th=| *)aei\ e(\c pi/ptousin oi( *dio\s ku/boi. e)pi\ tw=n a)ci/ws kai\ ei)s pa/nta eu)daimonou/ntwn. oi( de\ e)pi\ tw=n a)ci/ws timwroume/nwn.
See also alpha 606.
[1] Etym. Magn. 31.24 says 12.
[2] Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 1.8.1 -- but referring to his teacher Apollonius of Chalcedon, not to the one from Tyana (alpha 3420).
[3] Sophocles fr. 809; cf. Zenobius 2.44, Diogenianus 1.58; Tosi [see under alpha 378] no.116.
[4] So the transmitted text, but it should probably read 'triple six'; cf. omicroniota 106, tau 1005.
Keywords: biography; children; daily life; ethics; medicine; philosophy; proverbs; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Carl Widstrand on 2 February 2000@11:47:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 26 January 2002@18:20:34.
Catharine Roth (corrected cross-reference) on 26 January 2002@18:22:47.
David Whitehead (modified and supplemented translation and notes; cosmetics) on 27 January 2002@06:16:18.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 30 January 2002@19:21:04.
David Whitehead (another x-ref and more keywords; cosmetics) on 16 August 2006@04:55:05.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 January 2012@08:00:56.
David Whitehead (expanded n.3) on 14 August 2012@08:51:36.
Ronald Allen (corrected cross-reference in n.2) on 5 November 2018@20:22:04.
David Whitehead (added n.4, at the prompting of Prof J C McKeown) on 20 September 2021@11:41:34.


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