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Headword: Arrôstêma nosêmatos diapherei
Adler number: alpha,3997
Translated headword: an ailment differs from a disease
Vetting Status: high
[An ailment differs from a disease]; "for an ailment is a disease accompanied by weakness, whereas a disease [is] a strong impression of something that seems worth choosing. And just as in the body certain proclivities are spoken of, such as catarrh and diarhoea, so in the soul too there are tendencies, such as enviousness, mercy and the like."
Greek Original:
Arrôstêma nosêmatos diapherei: arrôstêma gar esti nosêma meta astheneias, to de nosêma oiêsis sphodra dokountos hairetou. kai hôs epi sômatos euemptôsiai tines legontai, hoion katarrous, diarroia, houtô kapi tês psuchês eisi kataphoriai, hoion phthonera, eleêmosunê kai ta paraplêsia.
A Stoic doctrine quoted (with fair accuracy) from Diogenes Laertius 7.115.
cf. nu 495 (end).
Keywords: definition; ethics; medicine; philosophy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 23 May 2000@13:57:20.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Minor changes of wording; added translated headword.) on 27 May 2000@17:23:51.
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note) on 18 March 2001@11:31:50.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 13 April 2012@03:48:40.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 24 January 2014@08:43:33.


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