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Headword: Ἀπειροκαλία
Adler number: alpha,3135
Translated headword: ignorance of the beautiful, vulgar extravagance
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] immoderation of [= in] the beautiful.[1]
"But the Romans already having gained dominance were excited to vulgar extravagance, and he stretched their forces out through his Libyan territory."[2]
And elsewhere: "but if not too vulgarly extravagant, as [someone] repeating things [already] much-spoken-of."[3]
Greek Original:
Ἀπειροκαλία: ἀμετρία τοῦ καλοῦ. οἱ δὲ Ῥωμαῖοι ἤδη κεκρατηκότες ἐπηρμένοι ἦσαν εἰς ἀπειροκαλίαν, καὶ τὰς σφῶν αὐτῶν ἐξέτεινε δυνάμεις ἀνὰ τὴν ἐκείνου Λιβύην. καὶ αὖθις: ἀλλ' εἰ μὴ λίαν ἀπειρόκαλος, ὡς διαβεβοημένα ἐπιδιηγούμενος.
Notes:
[1] Interpreting ἀπειρο- as "unlimited" instead of "inexperienced." (cf. alpha 3133).
[2] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
[3] Quotation tentatively attributed by Adler to Damascius, and admitted as such into Zintzen's edition of that author (Life of Isidore fr. 373). However, C. Theodoridis in his Photius edition (vol.II p.XCVI) identifies the passage as one in Synesius, Letter 127 (p.217.10-11 Garzya).
Keywords: art history; biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 July 2000@23:30:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 16 March 2001@05:31:34.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 19 August 2002@07:16:22.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, added keyword) on 14 September 2010@22:37:34.
David Whitehead (expanded and modified n.3) on 12 October 2011@06:06:30.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 29 March 2012@04:44:42.
Catharine Roth (betacode) on 30 March 2012@01:48:11.
David Whitehead (coding; cosmetics) on 7 August 2015@10:50:34.

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