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Headword: Ψηφολόγοι
Adler number: psi,81
Translated headword: jugglers, con men
Vetting Status: high
Those who play games with pebbles are [called] ψηφολόγοι . At any rate those who mislead and deceive are juggler-like, just as the jugglers rob [people], deceiving the eyes by the swift moving of the pebbles.[1]
Greek Original:
Ψηφολόγοι: ψηφολόγοι εἰσὶν οἱ ψηφοπαῖκται. ψηφολογικοὶ γοῦν οἱ πλανῶντες καὶ ἀπατῶντες, ὥσπερ οἱ ψηφολόγοι τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς τῷ τάχει τῆς μεταθέσεως τῶν ψήφων ἀπατῶντες συναρπάζουσι.
This and psi 82 together form the ψηφολόγοι entry in the Lexicon of the works of Gregory of Nazianzus. Gregory uses the phrase ψηφολογικὴν τερατείαν in Theological Epistles 102.19.
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; definition; ethics; imagery; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 December 2005@19:22:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 31 December 2005@05:14:28.
David Whitehead (tweak) on 25 July 2006@07:16:58.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 23 April 2010@06:31:08.
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 6 November 2013@05:30:15.
David Whitehead on 6 November 2013@05:31:00.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 26 May 2014@00:03:48.


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