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Headword: *ta\ w)=ta e)pi\ tw=n w)/mwn e)/xontes
Adler number: tau,100
Translated headword: having the ears on the shoulders
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they who are] shaking the head at [the shoulders]; what people who feel faint do.[1]
And elsewhere: "[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."[2]
Greek Original:
*ta\ w)=ta e)pi\ tw=n w)/mwn e)/xontes: e)pisei/ontes th\n kefalh/n: o(\ poiou=sin oi( e)klelume/noi. kai\ au)=qis: 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 ta\ th=s filosofi/as a)po/rrhta.
[1] Plato, Republic 10.613C. Same glossing in Photius (and the Etymologicum Genuinum).
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.126 Zintzen (77 Asmus); Photius, Bibliotheca 341b.14-17. See also kappa 903, omega 258, and kappa 902 for the boxing metaphor.
Keywords: athletics; biography; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 August 2008@22:43:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 5 August 2008@03:20:22.
David Whitehead on 8 February 2013@03:29:32.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2014@04:09:38.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 2 April 2014@16:47:32.


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