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Headword: Θεόφραστος
Adler number: theta,200
Translated headword: Theophrastos, Theophrastus
Vetting Status: high
"As long as [Theophrastus] toiled he was sound of limb, but then, when released [from toil], his limbs failed him and he died".
Greek Original:
Θεόφραστος ἕως ἐπόνει μὲν δέμας ἄπηρος ἦν, εἶτ' ἀνεθεὶς κάτθανε πηρομελής.
From Diogenes Laertius 5.40: the second couplet - here reordered unmetrically - of his own epigram on Theophrastus (theta 199).
Keywords: biography; medicine; philosophy; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 August 2001@03:22:05.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 12 August 2003@01:34:54.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 12 August 2003@03:31:56.
David Whitehead on 29 September 2004@08:28:48.


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