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Headword: Θέρος
Adler number: theta,254
Translated headword: summer
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"Summer is the heating of the air above the earth on the sun's trip towards the north."
Greek Original:
Θέρος: θέρος ἐστὶν ὁ ὑπὲρ γῆς ἀὴρ καταθαλπόμενος τῇ τοῦ ἡλίου πρὸς ἄρκτον πορείᾳ.
Notes:
For this same headword, again in the nominative, see theta 255.
The quotation closely approximates Diogenes Laertius 7.152, from the life of the Stoic philosopher Zeno of Kition (Citium); cf. zeta 79, kappa 1685, and OCD(4) s.v. Zeno(2). This passage concerns the physics of Zeno and his fellow Stoic Chrysippus (cf. chi 569 and OCD(4) s.v.).
The phrase πρὸς ἄρκτον literally means to the Bear, i.e. the constellation Ursa Major (cf. alpha 3961).
Keywords: daily life; geography; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 15 August 2007@02:02:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 August 2007@03:16:53.
David Whitehead on 1 January 2013@08:37:02.
David Whitehead (updated some refs) on 5 August 2014@07:05:05.

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