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Headword: Οὐδὲν ἧττον
Adler number: omicron,795
Translated headword: no less
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning equally, similarly.[1]
"It is not fitting for a philosopher to profess and offer prophecy or the rest of priestly science; for separate are the boundaries of philosophers and priests, no less than (as they say) of the Mysians and the Phrygians."[2]
And elsewhere: "he does not stop dancing all night." The -δεν is redundant.[3]
Also, "he did not ever cease spending his time with books."
[sc. Here too] the -δεν is redundant.[4]
Greek Original:
Οὐδὲν ἧττον: ἀντὶ τοῦ ἴσον, ὅμοιον. φιλοσοφοῦντος οὐκ ἔστι μαντικὴν ἐπαγγέλλεσθαι καὶ προφέρειν οὐδὲ τὴν ἄλλην ἱερατικὴν ἐπιστήμην: χωρὶς γὰρ τὰ τῶν φιλοσόφων καὶ τὰ τῶν ἱερέων ὁρίσματα, οὐδὲν ἧττον ἢ τὰ λεγόμενα Μυσῶν καὶ Φρυγῶν. καὶ αὖθις: ὀρχούμενος τῆς νυκτὸς οὐδὲν παύεται. παρέλκει τὸ δεν. καί, οὐδὲν ἐπαύετο ἀεὶ τοῖς βιβλίοις ἐνδιαιτώμενος. παρέλκει τὸ δεν.
Notes:
[1] Hesychius omicron1561 glosses this phrase with μᾶλλον "more".
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 213 Zintzen (132 Asmus). For the expression about the Mysians and Phrygians (also at chi 445 and in Photius, Bibliotheca 345a 27-29), cf. Tragica adespota fr. 560 Nauck.
[3] Aristophanes, Wasps 1478; cf. scholion on Aristophanes, Clouds 538; cf. omicron 792, theta 283.
[4] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 164a Zintzen (73 Asmus).
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; philosophy; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 March 2010@01:37:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 March 2010@04:13:16.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 31 July 2013@04:55:33.
Catharine Roth (my typo) on 2 August 2013@14:54:07.

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