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Headword: *dw/rios
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:
*dw/rios: au)/lhsis mousikh/, w(/sper kai\ *lu/dios kai\ *fru/gios. th\n de\ trofh\n e)klhrw/sato metri/an tina\ kai\ a)/qrupton, ou)/te kakourgou=san dia\ peni/an ou)/te dia\ plou=ton blakeu/ousan, a)lla\ me/shn kai\ mousikh/n, to\n *dw/rion tro/pon th=s tu/xhs a)lhqw=s h(rmosme/nhn. kai\ paroimi/a: *)apo\ *dwri/ou e)pi\ *fru/gion. ou) fanou=mai stroggu/lwn loga/ria, au)ta\s de\ ta\s fa/seis tw=n nohma/twn ei)s me/son tiqe/menos, mo/non ei) th=s glw/tths to\n to/non a)po\ th=s diale/cews ei)s e)pistrofh\n meqarmo/saimi, a)po\ *dwri/ou fasi\n e)pi\ *fru/gion.
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.
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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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