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Headword: *)ekdiai/thsis
Adler number: epsilon,395
Translated headword: change of habits, wrong habits
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] luxury.[1]
"But he returned, corrupted by soft luxuries and changes of habit; he relinquished the reins of authority through indolence, softness, and thoughtlessness."[2]
And elsewhere: "he renounces [sc. behaviour tending] towards effort because of desire for the bad habits in Syria."[3]
And elsewhere: "[...] Nero's change of habit towards luxury."[4]
Greek Original:
*)ekdiai/thsis: h( trufh/. o( de\ trufai=s malakai=s kai\ e)kdiaith/sesi dialuqei\s e)panh/|ei, nwqei/a| te kai\ malaki/a| kai\ a)bouli/a| ta\s th=s a)rxh=s h(ni/as a)fi/hsi. kai\ au)=qis: a)pagoreu/ei pro\s tou\s po/nous po/qw| th=s e)n *suri/a| e)kdiaith/sews. kai\ au)=qis: th\n *ne/rwnos e)s trufh\n e)kdiai/thsin.
cf. omicron 82.
[1] cf. generally epsilon 394, epsilon 1591.
[2] Quotation (also in ps.-Zonaras and the Lexicon Vindobonense) unidentifiable. (Adler suggests Eunapius.)
[3] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.225 Zintzen, 135 Asmus, 91C Athanassiadi. Athanassiadi identifies this as a reference to Hilarius (iota 291).
[4] Quotation unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 October 2006@01:11:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 October 2006@02:56:14.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 13 December 2006@15:30:15.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 3 August 2012@04:37:13.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 27 January 2014@05:36:09.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 29 March 2015@00:48:42.


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