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Headword: Γένεσις
Adler number: gamma,135
Translated headword: creation, generation
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the ordering of everything.
"Isidore, repudiating generation,[1] ever inclined his soul toward god. And it was not possible to see or hear [him] speaking anything but the same things concerning the same things, [namely] concerning virtue and wickedness."[2]
Greek Original:
Γένεσις: ἡ τοῦ παντὸς διακόσμησις. ὁ δὲ Ἰσίδωρος διαπτύων τὴν γένεσιν ἀεὶ πρὸς θεὸν ἐτέτατο τὴν ψυχήν. καὶ οὐδὲν ἦν ἰδεῖν ἢ ἀκοῦσαι φθεγγόμενον ἢ τὰ αὐτὰ περὶ τῶν αὐτῶν, ἢ περὶ ἀρετῆς καὶ κακίας.
See also gamma 134, gamma 136.
[1] That which comes into being and perishes, which is not eternal.
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 75 Zintzen, 12B Athanassiadi (32 Asmus).
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 July 2002@23:43:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 4 July 2002@05:55:44.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 5 June 2012@07:11:31.
Catharine Roth (added a note) on 1 September 2012@23:54:20.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, with help from Athanassiadi's version) on 3 October 2012@19:32:34.
David Whitehead on 27 September 2015@08:44:56.


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