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Headword: Μεγαρίσαι
Adler number: mu,388
Translated headword: to Megarise
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to hold the views of a Megarian.[1] For "Stilpon the philosopher was from Megara, in Greece;[2] [it was he] who so far excelled the rest in inventiveness and sophistry that almost the whole of Greece looked away from others to him [and chose] to Megarise".[3]
Greek Original:
Μεγαρίσαι: τὰ Μεγαρέως δοξάσαι. Στίλπων γὰρ ὁ φιλόσοφος Μεγαρεὺς ἦν, τῆς Ἑλλάδος: ὃς τοσοῦτον εὑρησιλογίᾳ καὶ σοφιστείᾳ προῆγε τοὺς ἄλλους, ὡς μικροῦ δεῆσαι πᾶσαν τὴν Ἑλλάδα ἀφορῶσαν εἰς αὐτὸν μεγαρίσαι.
Notes:
[1] The headword is the aorist infinitive of the verb μεγαρίζω , used in the passage about to be quoted. This is one of that verb's two senses: see LSJ s.v.
[2] Compare epsilon 3539, and contrast theta 136.
[3] Diogenes Laertius 2.113. For Stilpo(n), cf. epsilon 3539, sigma 1114.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; philosophy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 December 2005@09:26:34.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 9 December 2005@12:21:23.
David Whitehead (another note) on 11 December 2005@06:01:24.
David Whitehead on 13 May 2013@09:28:39.

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