Search Results

Search results 1-6 of 6.

  • You know I'm going to post the original Greek for all these at some point, right?
  • Look at Joshua parsing the Greek! That makes me so happy!! (It's kind of fun, isn't it?) At first read, I don't see anything wrong with your parsing of χρυσοῦν. Here's the Wiktionary entry for the Attic form of χρῡ́σεος https://en.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=χρυσοῦς&oldid=55002924 But if it's from χρυσόω, the present active neuter participle would be χρυσοῦν with the same circumflex over the upsilon. So you're spot on there from my meager knowledge. Joshua 's analogy of "flat" Plato to "go…
  • Forgot to add http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/h….0057%3Aentry%3Dxruso%2Fw https://lexicon.katabiblon.com…F%85%CF%83%E1%BD%B9%CF%89
  • Sorry, I can't let this go now. I do see that all three words could be parsed as being in the accusative case: αὐτὸν Πλάτωνα χρυσοῦν but I'm still not convinced that χρυσουν has to be parsed that way but that could just be due to my ignorance. Regardless, I think Joshua has brought up some interesting connotations of "golden" whether or not we're looking at an accusative case noun or a participle. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/h…99.04.0057:entry=xru/seos Socrates is still a jerk btw.
  • (Quote from Don) As promised too long ago: Diogenes Laertius, Book X.8: [8] καὶ αὐτὸν Ἐπίκουρον ἐν ταῖς ἐπιστολαῖς περὶ Ναυσιφάνους λέγειν: "Ταῦτα ἤγαγεν αὐτὸν εἰς ἔκστασιν τοιαύτην, ὥστε μοι λοιδορεῖσθαι καὶ ἀποκαλεῖν διδάσκαλον." πλεύμονά τε αὐτὸν ἐκάλει καὶ ἀγράμματον καὶ ἀπατεῶνα καὶ πόρνην: τούς τε περὶ Πλάτωνα Διονυσοκόλακας καὶ αὐτὸν Πλάτωνα χρυσοῦν, καὶ Ἀριστοτέλη ἄσωτον, <ὃν> καταφαγόντα τὴν πατρῴαν οὐσίαν στρατεύεσθαι καὶ φαρμακοπωλεῖν: φορμοφόρον τε Πρωταγόραν καὶ γραφέα Δημοκρίτου κα…
  • Okay, done! That was fun! I didn't do Plato since Joshua did a good job above. Enjoy! Nausiphanes: ‘The mollusk,’ πλεύμονά (pleumona "lung-fish, jellyfish"> related etymologically to English "pleurisy") http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/h…0057%3Aentry%3Dpleu%2Fmwn Hicks note: Cf. Sext. Emp. Adv. math. i. 3 νῦν πλεύμον α καλῶν τὸν Ναυσιφ άνην ὡς ἀναίσθ ητον; Plato, Phil. 21 c ζῆν δὲ οὐκ ἀνθρώπο υ βίον ἀλλά τινος πλεύμον ος; Hesychius, s.v. ; whence it appears that obtuseness and insensibility, not wea…