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Headword: Ἰσχύς
Adler number: iota,732
Translated headword: strength
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"Strength is a symmetry of the similar parts, [i.e.] of the sinews and bones and breath."[1]
"The places were strongly vertical and fortified with surrounding rocks."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἰσχύς: ἰσχύς ἐστι συμμετρία τῶν ὁμοιομερῶν, νεύρων τε καὶ ὀστῶν καὶ πνεύματος. τὰ χωρία ἰσχυρῶς ὄρθια ἦν καὶ λίθων περιβολαῖς ὠχύρωτο.
Notes:
[1] Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on Aristotle's Topica 236.13-14 Wallies.
[2] Quotation (with an adverbial form of the related adjective ἰσχυρός , iota 730) unidentifiable (but perhaps Cassius Dio, who uses the idiom ἰσχυρῶς ὠχύρωτο at 56.15.1).
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; medicine; military affairs; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 June 2006@15:04:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 11 June 2006@04:07:45.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 11 June 2006@11:39:25.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 16 January 2013@06:15:15.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 24 February 2019@23:27:47.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 24 February 2019@23:29:11.

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