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Headword: *desma\
Adler number: delta,269
Translated headword: bonds
Vetting Status: high
[Bonds] of the soul [are] the veins and the arteries and the sinews. But when [the soul] [...] is settled down into itself, deeds also become its bonds in place of reason.
Greek Original:
*desma\ th=s yuxh=s, ai( fle/bes kai\ ai( a)rthri/ai kai\ ta\ neu=ra. o(/tan de\ kaq' e(auth\n h)remh=|, desma\ gi/nesqai au)th=s pro\ tou= lo/gou kai\ ta\ e)/rga.
Pythagorean doctrine from Diogenes Laertius 8.31, here so loosely quoted (as well as abbreviated) as to lose its meaning in the final clause (where reason and deeds are the new bonds).
Keywords: definition; imagery; medicine; philosophy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 October 2003@07:30:04.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 8 October 2003@23:10:31.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 19 June 2012@04:55:25.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 16 July 2016@16:20:57.


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