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Headword: Λήθη
Adler number: lambda,414
Translated headword: forgetfulness
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"But he used to copy out very accurately the interpreters of divine [lore], for the old age of forgetfulness, as Plato said,[1] leaving commentaries for himself and storing up treasures."
Greek Original:
Λήθη. ὁ δὲ τοὺς θείους ἐξηγητὰς ἀπεγράφετο μάλα ἀκριβῶς, εἰς τὸ τῆς λήθης γῆρας, ὡς ἔφη ὁ Πλάτων, ὑπομνήματα καταλείπων ἑαυτῷ καὶ ἀποθησαυριζόμενος.
Notes:
Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 242 Zintzen (146 Asmus), cf. Photius, Bibliotheca 345b 38-40.
For the headword, here unglossed, see also lambda 413, lambda 415.
[1] Plato, Phaedrus 276D: εἰς τὸ λήθης γῆρας ἐὰν ἵκηται .
Keywords: biography; daily life; medicine; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 March 2009@01:01:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 March 2009@04:09:37.
David Whitehead on 17 April 2013@08:37:34.

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