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Headword: Δέλτος
Adler number: delta,202
Translated headword: writing-tablet
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] little writing-board, little sketch-tablet, draft-tablet.[1]
Zeno of Citium[2] "used to compare his own successor Cleanthes[3] to writing tablets overlaid with hard wax, which are hard to write on but which keep what is written."[4]
Greek Original:
Δέλτος: πινακίδιον, τιτλάριον, σχεδάριον. Ζήνων ὁ Κιτιεὺς Κλεάνθην τὸν αὑτοῦ διάδοχον ἀφωμοίου ταῖς σκληροκήροις δέλτοις, αἳ μόλις μὲν γράφονται, διατηροῦσι δὲ τὰ γραφέντα.
Notes:
[1] Likewise in other lexica; and cf. (respectively) pi 1611, tau 690 (end), sigma 1769.
[2] The founder of the Stoic school (335-263 BCE): zeta 79.
[3] Zeno's successor as head of the Stoa (331-232 BCE): kappa 1711.
[4] A close approximation of Diogenes Laertius 7.37, in the context of a Stoic doxography. Cf. sigma 638, and see also Plutarch, Moralia 47E (= SVF 1.464).
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; imagery; philosophy; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 17 November 2000@20:44:11.
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William Hutton (Cosmetics, modified tranlsation, added keywords, set status) on 18 November 2000@23:47:19.
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