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Headword: *(/upnos
Adler number: upsilon,442
Translated headword: sleep
Vetting Status: high
[They say that] sleep comes into being by the slackening of the tension in the senses, with an effect on the commanding [part of the soul].[1] Or [it is] a privation of wakefulness in accordance with nature. A privation against nature is when, for example, eyes have been cut out.
Greek Original:
*(/upnos: to\n u(/pnon gi/nesqai e)kluome/nou tou= ai)sqhtikou= to/nou peri\ to\ h(gemoniko/n. h)\ ste/rhsis e)grhgo/rsews kata\ fu/sin. para\ fu/sin de/ e)sti ste/rhsis, w(s e)kkope/ntwn o)fqalmw=n.
For sleep see also upsilon 443, upsilon 444.
[1] A Stoic definition from Diogenes Laertius 7.158.
Keywords: definition; medicine; philosophy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 25 June 2003@15:15:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; modified and augmented notes; added keyword) on 26 June 2003@04:15:31.
David Whitehead on 26 November 2013@03:17:57.


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