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Headword: *tetra/gwnos
Adler number: tau,386
Translated headword: four-square
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] well-built, firmly-based.
Damascius [writes]: "he was august and elegant in every respect, and set up four-square without blame, to speak according to Simonides' saying; consequently not even the slanderers who opposed him could deny this, that the man was entirely worthy of admiration."
Greek Original:
*tetra/gwnos: eu)staqh/s, e(drai=os. *dama/skios: semno\s de\ h)=n kai\ eu)sxh/mwn ta\ pa/nta kai\ tetra/gwnos a)/neu yo/gou tetagme/nos, w(s fa/nai kata\ to\n *simwni/dhn: w(/ste mhde\ tou\s e)panasta/ntas au)tw=| sukofa/ntas tou/tous a)rnei=sqai, to\ mh\ ou) pa/nth| a)cia/gaston ei)=nai to\n a)/nqrwpon.
Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.332 Zintzen (298 Asmus); cf. Photius, Bibliotheca 352a 34, b 2. The phrase of Simonides (fr.5) comes from Plato, Protagoras 339B.
Keywords: architecture; biography; definition; ethics; imagery; philosophy; poetry; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 November 2005@22:00:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 30 November 2005@03:55:51.
David Whitehead on 9 January 2014@05:54:17.
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