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Headword: Γυμνοσοφισταί
Adler number: gamma,490
Translated headword: naked-sophists
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A term for] the philosophers among Babylonians, and among Assyrians.
Greek Original:
Γυμνοσοφισταί: παρὰ Βαβυλωνίοις οἱ φιλόσοφοι, καὶ παρὰ Ἀσσυρίοις.
Note:
Mentioned in Greek sources from Aristotle onwards, i.e. once Alexander the Great encountered them. See already under alpha 425 (and beta 524), and generally Richard Stoneman, "Naked philosophers: the Brahmans in the Alexander historians and the Alexander Romance", Journal of Hellenic Studies 115 (1995) 99-114.
Keywords: clothing; definition; geography; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 July 2002@12:58:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note) on 3 September 2002@09:04:26.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 12 June 2012@04:18:16.
David Whitehead on 12 June 2012@04:19:16.

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