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Headword: Ὕπνος
Adler number: upsilon,442
Translated headword: sleep
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[They say that] sleep comes into being by the slackening of the tension in the senses, with an effect on the commanding [part of the soul].[1] Or [it is] a privation of wakefulness in accordance with nature. A privation against nature is when, for example, eyes have been cut out.
Greek Original:
Ὕπνος: τὸν ὕπνον γίνεσθαι ἐκλυομένου τοῦ αἰσθητικοῦ τόνου περὶ τὸ ἡγεμονικόν. ἢ στέρησις ἐγρηγόρσεως κατὰ φύσιν. παρὰ φύσιν δέ ἐστι στέρησις, ὡς ἐκκοπέντων ὀφθαλμῶν.
Notes:
For sleep see also upsilon 443, upsilon 444.
[1] A Stoic definition from Diogenes Laertius 7.158.
Keywords: definition; medicine; philosophy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 25 June 2003@15:15:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; modified and augmented notes; added keyword) on 26 June 2003@04:15:31.
David Whitehead on 26 November 2013@03:17:57.

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