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Headword: Kebês
Adler number: kappa,1215
Translated headword: Kebes, Cebes
Vetting Status: high
Of Thebes, philosopher, pupil of Socrates.[1] Three dialogues of his are extant: Seventh [Day], Phrynichus, Tablet[2] - it is an account[3] of what is in the underworld; and various others.
Greek Original:
Kebês, Thêbaios, philosophos, Sôkratous mathêtês. dialogoi de autou pherontai treis, Hebdomê, Phrunichos, Pinax: esti de tôn en haidou diêgêsis: kai alla tina.
C5/4 BCE. Compare the very similar entry for his fellow-Theban Simmias (sigma 432) -- both feature prominently in the Phaedo of Plato; and see generally OCD(4) s.v. Cebes.
[1] For Socrates see generally sigma 829, sigma 830.
[2] For these three cf. Diogenes Laertius 2.125, though the gloss on the last does not appear there.
[3] Ms T reads e)/sti de\ kai\ "there is also an account ..."; Tiberius Hemsterhuys (1685-1766) favored this reading.
Keywords: biography; geography; philosophy; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 August 2001@04:07:43.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 17 September 2003@00:09:52.
David Whitehead (more x-refs and keywords) on 19 October 2003@08:43:28.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 14 May 2008@16:58:48.
David Whitehead (tweak) on 15 May 2008@11:09:43.
David Whitehead on 13 February 2013@03:56:01.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2014@06:29:46.


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