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Headword: *)=wta kateago/ta
Adler number: omega,258
Translated headword: broken ears
Vetting Status: high
"For already, for some of those who are broken in the ears and corrupted in the mind, [this desire] turned the ineffable secrets of philosophy to comedy and [made them] highly laughable." Damascius says [this], because some people were divulging the secrets of philosophy.
Greek Original:
*)=wta kateago/ta: h)/dh ga\r e)ni/ois tw=n ta\ w)=ta kateago/twn kai\ diefqarme/nwn ta\s dianoi/as ei)s kwmw|di/an e)tra/ph kai\ ge/lwta polu\n ta\ th=s filosofi/as a)po/rrhta. *dama/skio/s fhsi, dia\ to\ tina\s e)kferomuqei=n ta\ th=s filosofi/as a)po/rrhta.
Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 126 Zintzen (77 Asmus); Photius Bibliotheca 341b.14-17; cf. kappa 903, tau 100, and kappa 902 for the boxing metaphor (which the present headword phrase adapts).
Keywords: athletics; biography; comedy; ethics; imagery; medicine; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 September 2005@18:38:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented note and keywords) on 11 September 2005@05:16:32.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation and note) on 3 August 2008@23:00:05.
David Whitehead (more keywords; adjustments) on 8 February 2013@03:26:25.
David Whitehead on 3 November 2013@08:41:30.


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