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Headword: Ὀψιμαθής
Adler number: omicron,1079
Translated headword: late-learner
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"Superianus[1] was a rather late learner and somewhat dull by nature; ... [nevertheless] beginning when he was 30 years old[2] he read the books of the orators."
Greek Original:
Ὀψιμαθής: ἦν δὲ ὁ Σουπηριανὸς ὀψιμαθὴς μὲν ἱκανῶς, τὴν δὲ φύσιν ὑπονωθέστερος, λ# ἐτῶν ἀρξάμενος ἀναγινώσκειν τὰ τῶν ῥητόρων βιβλία.
Notes:
Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.140 Zintzen, quoted more fully at sigma 799.
[1] [sigma 799] Superianus.
[2] The study of rhetoric normally began in one's early- or mid-teens.
Keywords: biography; chronology; ethics; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 4 September 2003@14:45:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keywords; cosmetics) on 5 September 2003@05:26:52.
Catharine Roth (tweaks) on 16 January 2008@01:04:33.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 4 August 2013@06:40:08.

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