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Headword: Γνώμη
Adler number: gamma,339
Translated headword: judgement, opinion, proposition
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a decision and a choice.
"To anyone who was around his judgement was god-like, but his departure [was] into the gods." Arrian [sc. writes this].[1]
A gnômê [is] also a subject for speculation. Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "early this morning he was robbed of a great proposition by a lizard."[2] And the same [author uses this word for] "public assembly".[3]
Greek Original:
Γνώμη: ἡ βουλὴ καὶ ἡ προαίρεσις. ὅτῳ θεία μὲν ἡ γνώμη περιόντι, εἰς θεοὺς δὲ ἡ μεταχώρησις. Ἀρριανός. Γνώμη καὶ τὸ σκέμμα. Ἀριστοφάνης Νεφέλαις: πρῴην δὲ γνώμην μεγάλην ἀφῃρέθην ὑπ' ἀσκαλαβώτου. καὶ τὴν δημηγορίαν ὁ αὐτός.
[1] Arrian, Affairs after Alexander fr.10 Roos-Wirth (FGrH 156 F134). Presumably about Alexander himself; cf. Anabasis 7.27.3.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 169-170 (web address 1 below).
[3] See gamma 336.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; constitution; definition; historiography; history; religion; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 July 2002@13:42:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 18 July 2002@03:34:57.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 10 June 2012@04:56:40.
Catharine Roth (coding, corrected reference, upgraded link) on 13 September 2012@19:29:41.
David Whitehead on 28 September 2015@06:35:03.


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