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Headword: Chilôn
Adler number: chi,311
Translated headword: Chilon
Vetting Status: high
[Genitive] Chilonos; son of Damagetos; a Lakedaimonian, one of the Seven Sages.
[The man] who was brief of speech. Hence Aristagoras of Miletos called this manner [of speaking] Chilonian.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] 'Chilonian way',[2] [meaning] brevity of speech. For Chilon was brief of speech.
Greek Original:
Chilôn, Chilônos, Damagêtou, Lakedaimonios, heis tôn hepta sophôn. hos ên brachulogos. hothen Aristagoras ho Milêsios touton ton tropon Chilôneion kalei. kai Chilôneios tropos, hê brachulogia. ho gar Chilôn brachulogos ên.
Chilon was an ephor in Sparta c.556 BCE. The Suda is drawing on the material about him in Diogenes Laertius 1.68-73, esp. 68 and 72. See also OCD(4) under 'Chilon' (p.310) and 'Seven Sages' (p.1357).
[1] For his famous visit to Sparta (Herodotus 5.49-51) cf. omicroniota 91; see also upsilon 306 on him.
[2] From Diog. Laert. (above); accusative case there.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; history; proverbs; rhetoric
Translated by: Susan Shapiro on 9 July 1999@14:01:31.
Vetted by:
Edmund P. Cueva on 14 March 2000@06:48:55.
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 11 July 2003@07:28:04.
David Whitehead (another note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 11 November 2013@08:16:19.
David Whitehead (updated OCD refs) on 1 August 2014@06:25:50.


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