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Headword: *ko/rac
Adler number: kappa,2066
Translated headword: crow, raven
Vetting Status: high
A kind of bird.
[Korax is] also the [name of the] rhetor[1] who discovered the art of rhetoric; the man who is the subject of the saying "from a bad crow [one gets] a bad egg."[2]
[A korax] is also a kind of machine.[3]
Greek Original:
*ko/rac: ei)=dos o)rne/ou. kai\ o( r(h/twr, o( th=s r(htorikh=s eu(reth/s, peri\ ou(= kai\ to\ kakou= ko/rakos kako\n w)|o\n ei)rhme/non. e)/sti de\ kai\ ei)=dos mhxanh/matos.
[1] cf. Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on Aristotle's Topica 114.10-11, and see generally e.g. S. Usher, Greek Oratory: tradition and originality (Oxford 1999) 2-4.
[2] See kappa 171.
[3] A species of military grappling-iron, deployed either as part of a machine or by hand. See e.g. Diodorus Siculus 17.44.4 (Alexander the Great's siege of Tyre).
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; imagery; military affairs; proverbs; rhetoric; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 September 2001@09:31:34.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 21 February 2003@11:30:56.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 23 February 2003@05:44:24.
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