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Headword: Ἥττων
Adler number: eta,630
Translated headword: less (than)
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] inferior, subject [to].[1]
"Epicurus was so much less than [ = a slave to] pleasure that at his end he wrote in his will that a sacrifice should be made for his father and his mother once a year, but for himself twice [a year], honoring the excess of prodigality."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἥττων: ἐλάττων, ὑποχείριος. οὕτω δὲ ἦν Ἐπίκουρος ἡδονῆς ἥττων, ὡς διὰ τῶν ἐσχάτων ἐν ταῖς διαθήκαις αὑτοῦ ἔγραψε, τῷ μὲν πατρὶ καὶ τῇ μητρὶ ἐναγίζειν ἅπαξ τοῦ ἔτους, ἑαυτῷ δὲ δισσῶς, τῆς ἀσωτίας τὸ πλέον προτιμῶν.
cf. eta 598, eta 626.
[1] The headword ἥττων is an Attic comparative form; in the quotation which follows, the Ionic/koine form ἥσσων appears.
[2] Aelian fr. 42a Domingo-Forasté (39 Hercher), quoted more fully at epsilon 2405.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy; religion; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 November 2006@23:11:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 5 November 2006@04:30:11.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 2) on 29 March 2012@01:17:19.
David Whitehead on 29 March 2012@03:20:34.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 21 December 2012@04:20:48.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 19 September 2018@01:35:15.


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