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by billd89
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: English language trans. of the Onomasticon of Julius Pollux of Naucratis ??
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: CORRECTING my trans. of Pollux 6.26

R.A.B. Mynors’ Desiderius Erasmus Collected Works of Erasmus: Adages II VII 1 to III III 100 , Vol. 34 [1992], p.127 2.9.95/ LB 2.684a : Nephalium sacrum A nephalian sacrifice νηφάλιος θυσία, A nephalian (or sober) sacrifice, will not be out of place when used of an abstemious meal or of one which i...
by billd89
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: English language trans. of the Onomasticon of Julius Pollux of Naucratis ??
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: Onomasticon 'Annotationes'

Reference, in Latin, see Karl Wilhelm Dindorf's Onomasticon cum annotationibus interpretum Vol. 5, Part 1 [1824], pp.33-4.
https://books.google.com/books?id=Xl1GAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA34
by billd89
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jacob vs Joshua?
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Jacob vs Joshua?

Why either-or, not both? Isn't 'offspring' a lineage (singular YES, but a plurality in-the-chain)? 'Seed' is every generation in a line of descent . As any system of male primogeniture limits to a chosen son, so such a system might likewise favor one-&-only each generation (however: competing clans,...
by billd89
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: English language trans. of the Onomasticon of Julius Pollux of Naucratis ??
Replies: 6
Views: 950

The Onomasticon of Julius Pollux: Oldest Encyclopaedia

"Pollux's Onomasticon, the Oldest Specimen of Encylopedism Surviving from Antiquity" c.175 AD Julius Pollux's (Ἰούλιος Πολυδεύκηςis) Onomasticon, a thesaurus of Attic Greek synonyms and phrases arranged thematically in ten books, is the oldest specimen of encyclopedism surviving from antiquity. It i...
by billd89
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: English language trans. of the Onomasticon of Julius Pollux of Naucratis ??
Replies: 6
Views: 950

My best effort trans. of Pollux 6.26

Pollux 6. 26 "νηφάλια θύειν... ἐστὶ τὸ χρῆσθαι θυσίαις ἀοίνοις." the offering of sobriety...is to practice/ avail oneself/ make use of wine-less sacrifices Greek text Link : Pollux 6.26: νήφειν, νηφαλίως ἔχειν, νηφαντικὸν εἶναι• τὸ γὰρ νηφαλιεύειν τὸ νηφάλια θύειν ἔλεγον, ὅπερ ἐστὶ τὸ χρῆσθαι θυσία...
by billd89
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Do Fabulists Believe their own Fables?
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

So you're contentious, and trolling?

No, Baudelaire was CERTAINLY a bullsh*tter and Narcissist. We should not equivocate on the truth (which does exist). This is irrelevant to the topic. The topic was your illustration of Baudelaire, his invention, etc. and what it means. That was addressed. Baudelaire isn't "Mark"; false equivalence,...
by billd89
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Do Fabulists Believe their own Fables?
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

Re: Opinion

Charles Baudelaire was a flamboyant narcissist (NPD). Perhaps. But the point is that he wrote great stuff and told wonderful stories that proved convincing even to his 19th/20th century biographers living in the so-called age of reason. “Believing” his imagination over his memory was integral to hi...
by billd89
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Do Fabulists Believe their own Fables?
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

Re: Fabulists/NPDs and Their Fables

Charles Baudelaire was a flamboyant narcissist (NPD). In larger 12-Step Recovery meetings (perhaps 10-15% Cluster B NPDs), you will hear people frankly admit they lie, often, and that they don't even know why. So YES: I think many raconteurs do believe their own b.s. (A related topic? 10/26/20 New Y...
by billd89
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Podcast: M. David Litwa, on Deification in the Hermetica
Replies: 1
Views: 1179

Podcast: M. David Litwa, on Deification in the Hermetica

M. David Litwa has been mentioned here a few dozen times (on Xtian topics), but not regarding this material. A couple of years ago, I appreciated his addition to the Hermetica , the easily read translation Hermetica II: The Excerpts of Stobaeus, Papyrus Fragments, and Ancient Testimonies in an Engli...
by billd89
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: English language trans. of the Onomasticon of Julius Pollux of Naucratis ??
Replies: 6
Views: 950

YES: the untranslated Onomasticon

Thank you, Ben!

I also spent two hours - surely: I made some mistake, misspelled smthg, missed the most obvious alternative, etc. - before concluding 'It's just not there!'