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Headword: Μῶμος
Adler number: mu,1331
Translated headword: Momus, reproach
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] scoffer.[1]
"But [Hermeias was] well-practiced in virtue, so that not even Momus himself would find fault, nor either would envy hate him. Such gentleness was in the man and such righteousness."[2]
Greek Original:
Μῶμος: σκώπτης. τὰ δὲ πρὸς ἀρετὴν εὖ ἠσκημένος, ὥστε μηδ' ἂν τὸν Μῶμον αὐτὸν ἐπιμωμήσασθαι μηδ' αὖ τὸν φθόνον μισῆσαι. τοσαύτη πραότης ἐνῆν τῷ ἀνδρὶ καὶ τοιαύτη δικαιοσύνη.
[1] A personification of blame or disgrace (from Hesiod, Theogony 214 onwards: see LSJ).
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.120 Zintzen, 54 Athanassiadi (74 Asmus), quoted more fully at epsilon 3036.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; imagery; philosophy; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 April 2009@01:31:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; more keywords; cosmetics) on 28 April 2009@03:55:42.
David Whitehead on 28 May 2013@04:58:08.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 28 May 2013@23:59:35.


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