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Headword: Ἰσχυρός
Adler number: iota,730
Translated headword: strong
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning someone] being well off for strength and power.[1]
Josephus [writes]: "Samson, for he was still strong in intelligence, deceived the woman in turn."[2]
And elsewhere: "[he/she/it] was strongly attracted by the man."[3] In an erotic sense.
And Aelian says: "so thus strong vengeance often turns against those who find it, and what they planned for another to suffer, they have suffered themselves."[4]
Greek Original:
Ἰσχυρός: ἰσχύος καὶ δυνάμεως εὖ ἔχων. Ἰώσηπος: ὁ δὲ Σαμψών, ἔτι γὰρ φρονεῖν ἰσχυρὸς ἦν, ἀντηπάτα τὴν γυναῖκα. καὶ αὖθις: ἰσχυρῶς εἴχετο τοῦ ἀνδρός. ἐρωτικῶς. καὶ Αἰλιανός φησιν: οὕτως ἄρα αἱ ἰσχυραὶ τιμωρίαι πολλάκις εἰς τοὺς εὑρόντας αὐτὰς περιτρέπονται, καὶ ὅσα προσέταξαν παθεῖν ἕτερον, αὐτοὶ πεπόνθασιν.
Notes:
[1] cf. iota 725, iota 729, iota 731.
[2] Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews 5.308 (web address 1). 'The woman' is of course Delilah: see under sigma 87. For Samson, besides sigma 87 see sigma 88 (and more from Josephus on him in other entries).
[3] Quotation unidentifiable. (Adler suggests Aelian.)
[4] Aelian fr. 22d Domingo-Forasté (part of 22 Hercher).
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Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; historiography; religion; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 May 2006@22:17:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 May 2006@04:49:47.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 16 January 2013@06:10:58.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 25 January 2013@00:14:40.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 4) on 1 June 2013@01:50:49.
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