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Headword: *ka/kh
Adler number: kappa,146
Translated headword: badness
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] evil. Plato [sc. uses this word] this way.[1]
Aelian [writes]: "whoever left his station, the lawgiver condemned him to death, for betraying by cowardice the post in which he was stationed."[2]
Aelian in the Varied History [writes]: "no house slave is remembered who yielded to cowardice and betrayed his master."[3]
And elsewhere: "with necessity calling, not to yield to cowardice."[4]
Greek Original:
*ka/kh: kaki/a. ou(/tws *pla/twn. *ai)liano/s: o(/stis ta/cin e)/leipe, qanatoi= a)/ra o( nomoqe/ths au)to/n, ka/kh| th\n sta/sin, h(\n e)ta/xqh, prodo/nta. *ai)liano\s *poiki/lh| i(stori/a|: ou)dei\s oi)ke/ths mnhmoneu/etai ka/kh| ei)/cas prodou=nai to\n despo/thn. kai\ au)=qis: a)na/gkhs kalou/shs mh\ ei)/kein ka/kh|.
[1] Besides Photius, Lexicon kappa80 Theodoridis, cf. Timaeus, Platonic Lexicon. See Plato, Phaedrus 247B, Menexenus 246B, and Republic 5.468A.
[2] Aelian fr. 155 Domingo-Forasté (152 Hercher). Without a context, it is unclear which lawgiver is meant.
[3] Aelian fr. 8 Domingo-Forasté (8 Hercher).
[4] Aelian fr. 264 Domingo-Forasté (266 Hercher); already at epsilon 3442.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; ethics; law; military affairs; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 7 March 2008@19:42:51.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, augmented notes, set status) on 7 March 2008@22:29:50.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 9 March 2008@05:15:32.
Catharine Roth (expanded notes) on 25 March 2011@23:22:38.
David Whitehead on 22 January 2013@09:03:31.
David Whitehead on 29 April 2016@03:45:54.


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