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Headword: *dai/mwn
Adler number: delta,119
Translated headword: god, demi-god, spirit, fortune, genius
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] each person's fortune.[1] Aristophanes in Wealth [writes]: "fortune does not allow [a slave] to control his own body as master, but [allows] rather the purchaser [to control it]."[2]
And Sophocles [writes]: "[you are] noble, as [you seem] to one who sees, except for your daimon." That is, your fortune.[3]
"Nothing is more wretched than he who surveys everything and examines 'what is under the earth', [as] he says,[4] and seeks out with evidence what is in the souls of his neighbors, but does not perceive that it is sufficient to be alone with the spirit within himself and to take genuine care of this [spirit]. Care of it is to keep it pure from passion and frivolity and dissatisfaction with what comes from god and from men. For what comes from god and men is beneficial to us because of [their] relationship [with us], and sometimes also in a certain way because of ignorance of good and evil; this blindness is worse than that which deprives [us] of white and black."[5]
Greek Original:
*dai/mwn: h( e(ka/stou tu/xh. *)aristofa/nhs e)n *plou/tw|: tou= sw/matos ga\r ou)k e)a=| to\n ku/rion kratei=n o( dai/mwn, a)lla\ to\n e)wnhme/non. kai\ *sofoklh=s: gennai=os w(s i)do/nti, plh\n tou= dai/monos. toute/sti th=s tu/xhs. ou)de\n a)qliw/teron tou= pa/nta ku/klw| perierxome/nou kai\ ta\ ne/rqe gh=s, fhsi/n, e)reunw=ntos, kai\ ta\ e)n tai=s yuxai=s tw=n plhsi/on dia\ tekma/rsewn zhtou=ntos, mh\ ai)sqanome/nou, o(/ti a)rkei= pro\s mo/nw| tw=| e)/ndon e(autou= dai/moni ei)=nai kai\ tou=ton gnhsi/ws qerapeu/ein. qerapei/a de\ au)tou= kaqaro\n pa/qous diathrei=n kai\ ei)kaio/thtos kai\ dusaresth/sews th=s pro\s ta\ e)k qeou= kai\ a)nqrw/pwn gino/mena. ta\ me\n ga\r e)k qeou= kai\ a)nqrw/pwn fi/lia dia\ sugge/neian, e)/sti d' o(/te kai\ tro/pon tina\ di' a)/gnoian a)gaqw=n kai\ kakw=n: e)la/ttwn h( pw/rwsis au(/th th=s steriskou/shs ta\ leuka\ kai\ me/lana.
[1] For the headword noun see already delta 113; and cf. related words at delta 114, delta 115, delta 116, delta 117, delta 118.
[2] Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 6-7 (web address 1), with scholion.
[3] Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 76 (web address 2), with scholion.
[4] Homer, Odyssey 11.302.
[5] Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 2.13; quoted again in part at epsiloniota 71.
Associated internet addresses:
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Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; economics; epic; ethics; philosophy; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 April 2005@19:30:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; another note and keyword; cosmetics) on 29 April 2005@02:51:24.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 17 June 2012@06:38:13.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 17 June 2012@08:32:37.
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