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Headword: Μανίαι δ' οὐ πᾶσιν ὁμοῖαι
Adler number: mu,151
Translated headword: madnesses are not the same for everyone
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Some madnesses[1] are odd, such as those of the delirious, but others are deliberate and praiseworthy; for instance those of poets and soothsayers.
Greek Original:
Μανίαι δ' οὐ πᾶσιν ὁμοῖαι: τῶν μανιῶν αἱ μέν εἰσιν ἄτοποι, ὡς αἱ τῶν παραπαιόντων, αἱ δὲ αἱρεταὶ καὶ εὐχῆς ἄξιοι, οἷαι τῶν ποιητῶν καὶ τῶν χρησμολόγων.
Notes:
cf. Apostolius 11.8.
[1] For mania see also mu 152, mu 153.
Keywords: daily life; ethics; poetry; proverbs; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 June 2007@08:53:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 10 June 2007@11:17:47.
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; x-refs) on 10 June 2007@11:26:59.
David Whitehead on 1 May 2013@05:36:35.

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