Βωμὸν Ἀριστοτέλης ἱδρύσατο τόνδε Πλάτωνος, ἀνδρὸς ὃν οὐδ' αἰνεῖν τοῖσι κακοῖσι θέμις -> Aristotle had this altar of Plato set up — Plato, a man whom the wicked dare not even mention in praise (David Phil., In Porphyrii isagogen commentarium)

Erakis

  • Semi-Newbie
  • *
    • Posts: 6
Βωμὸν Αριστοτέλης ιδρύσατο τόνδε Πλάτωνος
  ἀνδρος ὂν οὺδ' αἰνεῖν τοῖσι κακοῖσι θέμις

I believe it has something to do with Aristotle's epitaph on Plato.

Thanks for any help.
« Last Edit: 28 Dec, 2010, 02:36:49 by billberg23 »


billberg23

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 5993
    • Gender:Male
  • Words ail me.
"Aristotle had this altar of Plato set up — Plato, a man whom the wicked dare not even mention in praise."
(Οὐ θέμις means literally "it is not sanctioned," i.e., for the wicked to mention Plato.)

The poem is an elegiac couplet (usual for dedicatory inscriptions):  one full hexameter verse above, two half-lines below.
« Last Edit: 28 Dec, 2010, 02:40:17 by billberg23 »




 

Search Tools