Thursday, September 24, 2015


No Life?

Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana 6.2.2 (tr. Christopher P. Jones):
Apollonius said, "Yet the honorable Greeks think they have no life unless an obol breeds an obol, and they can sell their goods at high prices to one another by huckstering and hoarding."

"οἱ δὲ χρηστοὶ" ἔφη "Ἕλληνες, ἢν μὴ ὀβολὸς ὀβολὸν τέκῃ καὶ τὰ ὤνια αὑτοῖς ἐπιτιμήσωσι καπηλεύοντες ἢ καθειργνύντες, οὔ φασι ζῆν."
Liddell-Scott-Jones s.v. ἐπιτιμέω: "lay a value upon: hence ... raise in price"

Liddell-Scott-Jones s.v. καθείργνυμι: "shut in, confine, usu. of animals or persons ... rarely of things"

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