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Headword: Στοιχεῖα
Adler number: sigma,1236
Translated headword: elements
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] first-principles. Damascius [writes]: "the first and supreme elements of the enquiry that looks deeply into existent things [are] erotic desire, love of labor, readiness of mind."[1]
Greek Original:
Στοιχεῖα: ἀρχαί. Δαμάσκιος: στοιχεῖα πρῶτα καὶ μέγιστα τῆς τῶν ὄντων πολυθεάμονος ἱστορίας, ἔρως, φιλοπονία, ἀγχίνοια.
For this headword see also sigma 1237, sigma 1238.
[1] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.71 Zintzen (31 Asmus, 33A Athanassiadi); more fully at epsilon 3071; see also alpha 403, phi 403, phi 404.
Keywords: definition; gender and sexuality; philosophy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 8 January 2004@08:40:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more x-refs; cosmetics) on 8 January 2004@08:54:08.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 29 November 2005@21:47:51.
David Whitehead on 2 January 2014@03:51:39.


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