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Headword: *)egkrath/s
Adler number: epsilon,126
Translated headword: master of, in control of
Vetting Status: high
"And often [Nicanor] grew sick, and the god strengthened him. But when he became master of himself and of his health, he made no time for his saviour."[1]
And elsewhere:[2] "and the knave kept saying that he had become master of himself by the chance timely arrival of remedies rather than by the will of a god."
Greek Original:
*)egkrath/s: o( de\ polla/kis e)no/shse, kai\ a)ne/rrwsen au)to\n o( qeo/s. e)pei\ de\ e)gkrath\s e)ge/neto e(autou= kai\ th=s u(giei/as, tou= swth=ros ou)demi/an w)/ran e)ti/qeto. kai\ au)=qis: e)/lege de\ o( lewrgo\s tw=n fqanousw=n i)a/sewn tu/xh| ma=llon h)\ boulh/sei qeou= e)gkrath\s gegone/nai.
The unglossed headword is illustrated by both of the passages quoted
cf. generally epsilon 123, epsilon 124, epsilon 125.
[1] An approximation of Aelian fr. 44a Domingo-Forasté (part of 41 Hercher), here omitting the proper name. Contrast alpha 2315.
[2] This (standard) introduction makes it appear that the following sentence might be from another work of, or at least another place in, Aelian; in fact it is just the next sentence of the same passage in Aelian.
R. Hercher, Claudii Aeliani de natura animalium libri xvii, varia historia, epistolae, & fragmenta, vol. 2, Leipzig: Teubner, 1866
Keywords: biography; ethics; medicine; religion
Translated by: Abram Ring on 22 November 2005@12:50:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 22 November 2005@20:42:14.
David Whitehead (more x-refs; modified keywords; cosmetics) on 23 November 2005@03:15:37.
Abram Ring (italicized modern titles, citations altered to MLA format) on 27 March 2006@12:44:44.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 26 March 2012@22:47:06.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 25 July 2012@09:42:39.
Catharine Roth (deleted links) on 26 August 2013@21:14:35.


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