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Headword: Alogia
Adler number: alpha,1309
Translated headword: confusion, irrationality, speechlessness
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] disorder.
"After all crying out together they remained, as it were, dumbfounded. But once the word had quickly spread into the multitude there was no longer confusion; rather, some rushed at the envoys, as if all the blame for these things was theirs, while others attacked the remainder of the Italians, venting their rage on them, and others [ran] to the city gates."[1]
Alogistia ["thoughtlessness"] is also a word in Polybius.[2]
Greek Original:
Alogia: ataxia. hoi de pantes hama anakekragotes exautês hoionei parelêlutheisan. tachu de tou logou diadothentos eis to plêthos, ouketi sunebaine ginesthai tên alogian, all' hoi men epi tous presbeutas hôrmôn, hôs aitious sphisi tôn kakôn ontas toutôn, hoi de epi tous kateilêmmenous tôn Italikôn kai eis toutous apereisantes ton thumon, hoi de pros tas pulas tês poleôs. legetai de kai Alogistia para Polubiôi.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras.
For this noun see also alpha 1308, alpha 1310.
[1] Polybius 36.7.3-5 (preserved only here in the Suda).
[2] See alpha 1312.
Keywords: definition; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 May 2000@11:20:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; added keyword; cosmetics) on 2 February 2001@10:45:16.
David Whitehead (modified note) on 2 February 2001@10:50:19.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 7 February 2011@10:54:06.
David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaks) on 8 February 2012@06:23:00.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 20 March 2012@01:05:01.
David Whitehead on 11 June 2015@08:25:00.


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