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Headword: Λόγια
Adler number: lambda,640
Translated headword: sayings
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] things which (a) god says in prose; but chresmoi ["oracles"] are spoken in verse, the speakers being inspired by (a) god.
Greek Original:
Λόγια: τὰ παρὰ θεοῦ λεγόμενα καταλογάδην: χρησμοὶ δὲ οἵτινες ἐμμέτρως λέγονται, θεοφορουμένων τῶν λεγόντων.
Note:
From the scholia to Thucydides 2.8.2: "many logia were in circulation, and many were the chants of the chresmologoi". But the distinction drawn here does not always hold good (see LSJ s.v. [web address 1], and Gomme ad loc.), and the one Thucydides is making in this passage is different: between ordinary gossip and the more formal pronouncements of the oracle-mongers.
Reference:
A.W. Gomme, A Historical Commentary on Thucydides, ii (Oxford 1956)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; meter and music; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 31 December 2001@11:56:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword) on 1 January 2002@05:46:18.
David Whitehead on 21 April 2013@08:06:29.

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