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Headword: *lo/gia
Adler number: lambda,640
Translated headword: sayings
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] things which (a) god says in prose; but chresmoi ["oracles"] [are] those which are spoken in verse, the speakers being inspired by (a) god.
Greek Original:
*lo/gia: ta\ para\ qeou= lego/mena kataloga/dhn: xrhsmoi\ de\ oi(/tines e)mme/trws le/gontai, qeoforoume/nwn tw=n lego/ntwn.
From the scholia to Thucydides 2.8.2: "many logia were in circulation, and many were the chants of the chresmologoi". But the distinction drawn here does not always hold good (see LSJ s.v. [web address 1], and Gomme ad loc.), and the one Thucydides is making in this passage is different: between ordinary gossip and the more formal pronouncements of the oracle-mongers.
A.W. Gomme, A Historical Commentary on Thucydides, ii (Oxford 1956)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; meter and music; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 31 December 2001@11:56:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword) on 1 January 2002@05:46:18.
David Whitehead on 21 April 2013@08:06:29.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 12 June 2020@00:54:18.


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