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Headword: *simmi/as
Adler number: sigma,432
Translated headword: Simmias
Vetting Status: high
Of Thebes; philosopher, pupil of Socrates.[1] He wrote On Wisdom, On Friendship, On Truth, On Music, On what is to be chosen and avoided, On the care of the soul; and other philosophical works.[2]
Greek Original:
*simmi/as, *qhbai=os, filo/sofos, maqhth\s *swkra/tous. e)/graye *peri\ sofi/as, *peri\ fili/as, *peri\ a)lhqei/as, *peri\ mousikh=s, *peri\ ai(retou= kai\ feuktou=, *peri\ e)pimelei/as yuxh=s: kai\ a)/lla filo/sofa.
C5/4 BCE. Compare the very similar entry for his fellow-Theban Kebes (kappa 1215) -- both feature prominently in the Phaedo of Plato; and see generally OCD4 under Simmias(1).
[1] For Socrates see generally sigma 829.
[2] Diogenes Laertius 2.124 lists 23 works of his, including these six; all are lost (if they ever existed).
Keywords: biography; ethics; geography; meter and music; philosophy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 August 2001@09:33:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 15 December 2004@00:37:59.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 15 December 2004@03:40:35.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 1 January 2008@10:00:43.
David Whitehead on 24 December 2013@07:17:10.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2014@10:45:38.


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