ἐξ ἀρχιδίου -> from its small beginning

spiros

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Dim. of ἀρχή 1, ἐξ ἀρχιδίου dub. in Philol.21 (ἐξ ἀρχᾶς ἀιδίω Rose).
https://lsj.gr/wiki/%E1%BC%80%CF%81%CF%87%CE%AF%CE%B4%CE%B9%CE%BF%CE%BD

ἔχει δὲ καὶ τὰν ἀρχὰν τᾶς κινήσιός τε καὶ μεταβολᾶς ὁ κόσμος εἷς ἐὼν καὶ συνεχὴς καὶ φύσει διαπνεόμενος καὶ περιαγεόμενος ἐξ ἀρχιδίου·
http://remacle.org/bloodwolf/philosophes/philolaos/diels.htm

ὁ κόσμος εἷς ἐὼν καὶ συνεχὴς καὶ φύσει διαπνεόμενος καὶ περιαγεόμενος ἐξ ἀρχιδίου, cioè il cosmo, uno e continuo e per natura animato in ogni sua parte e fin dall eterno mosso circolarmente
https://docplayer.it/155230878-Dottorato-di-ricerca-in-studi-umanistici-tradizione-e-contemporaneita-ciclo-xxxi-s-s-d-m-fil-07.html
— "the cosmos, being one and continuous, and from its (small) beginning pervaded and rotated by nature ..." (Pseudo-Philolaus [5th cent. BCE?] fr. 21).
Diels, quite reasonably, emends to ἐξ ἀρχ<ᾶς ἀ>ιδίου, "from eternal renewal," i.e. "eternally renewed."
« Last Edit: 05 Jun, 2020, 11:22:33 by spiros »


 

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