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Headword: Γυμνοσοφισταί
Adler number: gamma,490
Translated headword: naked-sophists
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A term for] the philosophers among Babylonians, and among Assyrians.
Greek Original:
Γυμνοσοφισταί: παρὰ Βαβυλωνίοις οἱ φιλόσοφοι, καὶ παρὰ Ἀσσυρίοις.
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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