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Headword: Phaulos
Adler number: phi,142
Translated headword: slight, paltry
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] cheap, difficult.[1]
"Claudius [the] emperor of [the] Romans did not have a worthless soul; he was practiced in literature to the point of writing some [books]."[2]
"Plato has used the same words with different meanings, like fau=los."[3]
And elsewhere: "but being difficult in disposition, and he punishes [people] too much for very trivial [things]."[4] That is, for cheap ones.
Greek Original:
Phaulos: eutelês, chalepos. ên de Klaudios basileus Rhô- maiôn ou phaulos tên psuchên: en paideiai de êskêto hôs kai grapsai tina. hoti Platôn kechrêtai epi diapherontôn sêmainomenôn tois autois onomasin, hoion ho phaulos. kai authis: ho de orgên chalepos ôn, kai agan epi tois phaulotatois kolazei. toutesti tois eutelesi.
Notes:
[1] Same or similar glosses in other lexica; cf. phi 140, phi 141, phi 143 (and epsiloniota 188).
[2] John of Antioch fr.85 FHG (4.572), now 165 Roberto; cf. Cassius Dio 60.2.1, and kappa 1708.
[3] Diogenes Laertius 3.63.
[4] Quotation (and individual) unidentifiable. (Adler tentatively suggests deleting the 'and'.)
Reference:
C. de Boor, "Suidas und die Konstantinsche Exzerptsammlung," Byzantinische Zeitschrift 23 (1919) p. 19
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 September 2011@19:38:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more x-refs; more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 September 2011@04:50:25.
David Whitehead on 5 December 2013@04:01:53.
David Whitehead (expanded n.4) on 11 April 2014@08:09:17.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 11 April 2014@09:55:18.
Catharine Roth (bibliography) on 15 June 2014@01:15:08.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 January 2015@03:27:51.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 31 January 2015@00:02:06.

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