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Headword: Ἐθελοδουλία
Adler number: epsilon,300
Translated headword: voluntary servitude
Vetting Status: high
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Greek Original:
The headword -- a single abstract noun in the Greek -- famously occurs (albeit in -eia form) in Plato, Symposium 184C (web address 1). The passage, anthologized by Stobaeus (3.5.53), uses the term figuratively, of a lover's "voluntary servitude" toward his beloved.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 December 2005@01:00:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and another keyword) on 19 December 2005@03:32:38.
Catharine Roth (added link, changed keyword) on 19 December 2005@12:34:36.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 30 July 2012@08:58:56.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 1 August 2012@22:18:28.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 7 December 2015@03:55:58.


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