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Headword: Dôrios
Adler number: delta,1461
Translated headword: Dorian
Vetting Status: high
[A kind of] musical pipe-playing, just like Lydian and Phrygian.[1]
"He chose a moderate and frugal diet which neither did him harm through its poverty nor made him soft through its richness -- but one which was intermediate and harmonious, truly befitting the Dorian mode of his fortune."[2]
And [there is] a proverb: "from a Dorian to a Phrygian."[3] "I shall not present well-rounded phrases [as proems and preludes ...] but setting forth the plain expressions of my thoughts [I will compete on the basis of facts], provided only that I change the tone of my language from disputation to attentive exposition, [as] they say, from a Dorian to a Phrygian [mode].[4]
Greek Original:
Dôrios: aulêsis mousikê, hôsper kai Ludios kai Phrugios. tên de trophên eklêrôsato metrian tina kai athrupton, oute kakourgousan dia penian oute dia plouton blakeuousan, alla mesên kai mousikên, ton Dôrion tropon tês tuchês alêthôs hêrmosmenên. kai paroimia: Apo Dôriou epi Phrugion. ou phanoumai strongulôn logaria, autas de tas phaseis tôn noêmatôn eis meson tithemenos, monon ei tês glôttês ton tonon apo tês dialexeôs eis epistrophên metharmosaimi, apo Dôriou phasin epi Phrugion.
See also under delta 1462.
[1] cf. scholion on Aristophanes, Knights 989 (web address 1); see also lambda 586 and phi 753.
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 98 Zintzen (50 Asmus), now 42D Athanassiadi; cf. alpha 764. Athanassiadi adopts Augusto Guida's emendation yuxh=s ("of the soul") instead of the manuscripts' tu/xhs.
[3] Apostolius 3.61.
[4] From Synesius, Praise of Baldness PG 66.1173c; cf. lambda 638.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; food; geography; imagery; meter and music; philosophy; proverbs; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 February 2004@11:48:06.
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David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 1 March 2004@03:13:02.
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