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Headword: *matre/as
Adler number: mu,286
Translated headword: Matreas
Vetting Status: high
This man was a charlatan. He used to keep an animal, which ate itself; and what Matreas' animal was is a matter of debate. This man also created Dilemmas modeled on those of Aristotle; [e.g.] why does the sun sink but not dive?
Greek Original:
*matre/as: ou(=tos laopla/nos h)=n. e)/trefe de\ qhri/on, o(\ au)to\ e(auto\ kath/sqie: kai\ zhtei=tai, ti/ to\ tou= *matre/ou qhri/on. e)poi/hse d' ou(=tos kai\ para\ ta\s *)aristote/lous a)pori/as: dia\ ti/ o( h(/lios du/ei me/n, kolumba=| d' ou)/.
Abridged from Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 1.19D (1.35 Kaibel), who says that Matreas was an Alexandrian.
Keywords: biography; ethics; philosophy; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 August 2006@04:58:09.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 9 August 2006@10:58:36.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 10 August 2006@03:07:44.
David Whitehead on 9 May 2013@04:56:13.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2016@07:58:17.


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