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Headword: Μάγος
Adler number: mu,25
Translated headword: magus, magician, sorcerer
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
They used to call magi those who surrounded themselves with false appearances. From this they also used to name sorcerers magi. Sophocles [writes]: "suborning such a plotting magician."[1]
Greek Original:
Μάγος: μάγους ἐκάλουν τοὺς ψευδεῖς φαντασίας περιτιθέντας ἑαυτοῖς. ἀπὸ τούτου δὲ καὶ τοὺς φαρμακοὺς μάγους ἔλεγον. Σοφοκλῆς: ὑφεὶς μάγον τοιόνδε μηχανορράφον.
Notes:
For magi, see also mu 28; and cf. mu 26.
[1] Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 386 (again at mu 1019), with scholion.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 June 2008@22:37:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more x-refs; another keyword; tweaks) on 8 June 2008@04:08:40.
David Whitehead on 25 April 2013@04:09:20.

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