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Headword: Ληθεδών
Adler number: lambda,413
Translated headword: oblivion
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] forgetfulness.[1]
But forgetfulness is a loss of understanding.[2]
In the Epigrams: "such deeds of men flow away into swift oblivion."[3]
Greek Original:
Ληθεδών: λήθη. Λήθη δέ ἐστιν ἀποβολὴ ἐπιστήμης. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: ἔργα δὲ φώτων ἐς ταχινὴν ἔρρει τοιάδε ληθεδόνα.
cf. lambda 412.
[1] Similar glossing in Hesychius and elswhere.
[2] Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on Aristotle's Topica 535.20-21.
[3] Greek Anthology 7.17.3-4.
Keywords: definition; medicine; philosophy; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 April 2008@20:53:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (notes; more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 April 2008@03:36:44.
David Whitehead on 17 April 2013@08:36:31.


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