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Headword: Ἐγκύκλιον
Adler number: epsilon,133
Translated headword: everyday; general
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning sc. happening] everywhere, universal.[1]
Eunapius says concerning Carinus: "but it was an everyday and easy matter with him to sin that way." Meaning to violate [his] children.[2]
Those aspiring to office used to be taught a general education. The general education used to proceed through every [form of] education and [?]feature and every movement.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἐγκύκλιον: ἁπανταχοῦ, καθολικόν. Εὐνάπιος περὶ Καρίνου φησίν: ἀλλ' ἦν ἐγκύκλιον αὐτῷ καὶ πρόχειρον τὸ τὰ τοιαῦτα ἁμαρ- τάνειν. τουτέστιν εἰς παῖδας ὑβρίζειν. οἱ δὲ ἀξιώματος ἀντιποιούμενοι τὴν ἐγκύκλιον ἐπαιδεύοντο παιδείαν. ἡ δὲ ἐγκύκλιος παιδεία διὰ πάσης ἐχώρει παιδεύσεως καὶ ῥυθμοῦ καὶ παντὸς κινήματος.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica. The headword is either masculine accusative singular or neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective (for which see also epsilon 134). It is perhaps extracted from the quotation given here, though there are numerous other possibilities.
[2] See upsilon 15 (and generally kappa 391).
[3] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 189, where education is the topic. The terms ῥυθμός and κίνημα might be technical here; in any event, no such education existed in the Athens of Aristophanes' day.
Keywords: biography; children; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; historiography; history; rhetoric
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 20 May 2002@16:06:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keywords; cosmetics) on 21 May 2002@04:26:06.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 16 November 2005@08:13:34.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 26 July 2012@03:52:43.
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