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Headword: Ἰδιώτης
Adler number: iota,122
Translated headword: layman, private individual, unskilled person
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who is illiterate.
Damascius says concerning Isidore: "among all the laymen of his time and similarly among the philosophers he was both a taciturn and person of hidden thoughts for the most part, but he had poured out his whole soul towards the common increase of virtue and the diminution of vice".[1]
Also [sc. attested is] ἰδιωτεία ["illiteracy/lack of education"].[2]
Greek Original:
Ἰδιώτης: ὁ ἀγράμματος. Δαμάσκιος περὶ Ἰσιδώρου φησί: πάντων τῶν καθ' αὑτὸν ἰδιωτῶν ὁμοίως καὶ φιλοσόφων ἐχέμυθος ἐς τὰ μάλιστα καὶ κρυψίνους ἦν, ἀλλ' εἴς γε συναύξησιν τῆς ἀρετῆς καὶ τῆς κακίας μείωσιν ὅλην ἐξεκέχυτο τὴν ψυχήν. καὶ Ἰδιωτεία.
For the headword see also iota 121.
[1] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 60 Zintzen (28 Asmus); cf. epsilon 3988, mu 850, omicron 146.
[2] cf. iota 116 (end) for a different spelling.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; ethics; imagery; philosophy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 23 January 2004@20:26:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and aspects of translation; augmented notes; cosmetics) on 24 January 2004@03:58:19.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 24 January 2004@13:49:49.
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