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Headword: *)afrodi/sion
Adler number: alpha,4652
Translated headword: Aphrodision, Aphrodisium
Vetting Status: high
In a special sense [this is] the shrine of Aphrodite.[1]
"He recounted [this] in the speech eagerly and with an Aphrodite[2] not particularly extraordinary." Aelian [sc. says this].[3]
And [there is] a proverb: "an Aphrodisian oath may be violated with impunity", in reference to those who because of passion swear [oaths] often and swear falsely.[4]
Greek Original:
*)afrodi/sion: i)di/ws to\ th=s *)afrodi/ths e(/dos. o( de\ dih=lqe tw=| lo/gw| filoti/mws te kai\ su\n *)afrodi/th| ou) ma/la peritth=|. *ai)liano/s. kai\ paroimi/a: *)afrodi/sios o(/rkos ou)k e)mpoi/nimos, e)pi\ tw=n di' e)/rwta o)mnuo/ntwn polla/kis kai\ e)piorkou/ntwn.
For this headword see also alpha 4651.
[1] From Harpokration s.v. (which is equally brief) On Aphrodite see generally OCD(4) s.v. (pp.116-7).
[2] Sexual desire.
[3] Aelian fr. 186 Domingo-Forasté (183 Hercher).
[4] From a scholium to Plato, Symposium 183B, where the phrase "Aphrodisian oath" appears; cf. tau 201, and see generally Tosi [cited under alpha 378] no.332.
Keywords: daily life; definition; gender and sexuality; philosophy; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 June 2001@02:53:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; added keyword) on 8 June 2001@07:57:09.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 1 July 2011@07:35:51.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2012@03:25:14.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 3) on 17 October 2012@01:16:06.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 31 July 2014@04:55:57.


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