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Headword: Ἐπιστολή
Adler number: epsilon,2632
Translated headword: letter, missive, order
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] command, injunction.[1]
"But he issues orders to the priest who was sleeping."[2] "[...] keeping to the god's orders he is very mindful also of his [own] ascent towards him [sc. the god]."[3]
Greek Original:
Ἐπιστολή: ἐντολή, ἐπίσκηψις. ὁ δὲ τῷ ἱερεῖ ἐπιστολὰς λέγει καθεύδοντι. ὁ τὰς ἐπιστολὰς τοῦ θεοῦ διαφυλάττων μέμνηται καλῶς καὶ τῆς πρὸς αὐτὸν ἐπανόδου.
Notes:
[1] Same or similar glossing (of this feminine noun) in other lexica, and cf. also various scholia: on Plato, Epistles 337E, and on Sophocles, Ajax 781 and Oedipus at Colonus 1601.
[2] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 95 Habrich.
[3] Quotation unidentifiable (Adler suggests Aelian.)
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; dreams; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 December 2007@22:32:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 December 2007@04:13:23.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 9 December 2007@12:20:13.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 19 October 2012@07:01:02.

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