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Headword: *(/hlion kru/ptesqai, a)/stra dei/knusqai
Adler number: eta,233
Translated headword: the sun being hidden (but) the stars being revealed
Vetting Status: high
The rhetoricians call these [rhetorical figures] vehement,[1] but grammarians [call them] rhyming,[2] and philosophers [call them] balanced.[3]
Greek Original:
*(/hlion kru/ptesqai, a)/stra dei/knusqai: tau=ta oi( me\n r(h/tores kalou=si gorga/, grammatikoi\ de\ o(moiokata/lhkta, filo/sofoi de\ pa/risa.
The entry is commenting on the parallel structure of the headword phrase, each noun having a passive verb with the same termination.
The phrase itself was not identified by Adler but is identifiable via the TLG as occurring (with 'and' linking the two elements) in Gregory of Nazianzus, Oration 16, In patrem tacentem (PG 35.936.5-6).
[1] gorgos: LSJ entry at web address 1. (Note, however, Charitonides' suggested emendation here, registered but not adopted by Adler, of gorga/ to *Gorgi/eia, i.e. relating to gamma 388.)
[2] homoiokatalektos: LSJ entry at web address 2; and cf. under alpha 3614.
[3] parisos: LSJ entry at web address 3.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3
Keywords: Christianity; definition; philosophy; religion; rhetoric; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 January 2002@01:17:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 14 January 2002@03:35:41.
David Whitehead on 17 June 2002@08:40:13.
David Whitehead (source identification; more keywords; tweaking) on 13 December 2012@05:53:41.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 1 April 2014@06:36:40.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule, coding) on 1 April 2014@16:28:56.
David Whitehead (coding) on 22 April 2016@10:11:28.


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