--- layout: post status: publish published: true title: A Complete List of the Ancient Greek Terms in Adorno's Aesthetic Theory wordpress_id: 1761 wordpress_url: https://www.martineve.com/2012/01/18/a-complete-list-of-the-ancient-greek-terms-in-adornos-aesthetic-theory/ date: !binary |- MjAxMi0wMS0xOCAxMjo0MzowNiArMDEwMA== date_gmt: !binary |- MjAxMi0wMS0xOCAxMjo0MzowNiArMDEwMA== categories: - Academia - Philosophy - Theodor Adorno tags: - Adorno - greek - Lexicon comments: - id: 6596 author: Anna Jordanous author_email: firstname.lastname@example.org author_url: '' date: !binary |- MjAxMi0wMS0xOCAxMzo1NTowMCArMDEwMA== date_gmt: !binary |- MjAxMi0wMS0xOCAxMzo1NTowMCArMDEwMA== content: I never thought our research would cross over... but this is potentially very useful for me in a research project where I'm working with ancient Greek manuscripts (and other languages) containing collections of wise sayings (gnomologia). Bookmarked! - id: 6597 author: Martin Paul Eve author_email: email@example.com author_url: https://www.martineve.com date: !binary |- MjAxMi0wMS0xOCAxNDowNDowMCArMDEwMA== date_gmt: !binary |- MjAxMi0wMS0xOCAxNDowNDowMCArMDEwMA== content: ! 'Hi Anna, That''s most curious indeed! The key resource for me was LSJ, of which I assume you are aware? It still took quite a bit of effort to distinguish between handwritten fonts, contemporary Greek and the proper philosophical terms, but I certainly improved throughout this "project". If I can help in any way, give me a shout! M' - id: 6601 author: Guest author_email: firstname.lastname@example.org author_url: '' date: !binary |- MjAxMi0wMS0yNiAwNTowMjowMCArMDEwMA== date_gmt: !binary |- MjAxMi0wMS0yNiAwNTowMjowMCArMDEwMA== content: This is great. What about αρχαί on page 3? - id: 6602 author: Martin Paul Eve author_email: email@example.com author_url: https://www.martineve.com date: !binary |- MjAxMi0wMS0yNiAwODozNzowMCArMDEwMA== date_gmt: !binary |- MjAxMi0wMS0yNiAwODozNzowMCArMDEwMA== content: Apologies; I'd missed this. It's there now; it means "origin". - id: 6606 author: Ned author_email: firstname.lastname@example.org author_url: '' date: !binary |- MjAxMi0wMi0wMSAxNTo1MDowMCArMDEwMA== date_gmt: !binary |- MjAxMi0wMi0wMSAxNTo1MDowMCArMDEwMA== content: ! 'Hi Martin nice list, there is a similar greek lexicon (written by A himself?) in the back of /Metaphysics: Concepts and Problems/' - id: 6607 author: Martin Paul Eve author_email: email@example.com author_url: https://www.martineve.com date: !binary |- MjAxMi0wMi0wMSAxNjo0ODowMCArMDEwMA== date_gmt: !binary |- MjAxMi0wMi0wMSAxNjo0ODowMCArMDEwMA== content: ! 'Hi Ned, No, I hadn''t spotted that. I''ve read parts of Metaphysics, but missed that. Have ordered at the BL and will scope it out! M' ---
My Adorno Greek Lexicon project is now complete. Here is the full listing. Page references are to Adorno, Theodor W. Aesthetic Theory. Edited by Gretel Adorno and Rolf Tiedemann. Translated by Robert Hullot-Kentor. London: Continuum, 2004 unless noted otherwise. Links contain additional information about the research process and the context of each term. I hope this is of help to anglophone readers in their pursuit of Adorno's thought.
My thanks and grateful acknowledgement go to Georgios Maragos for his patience and help throughout.
|13||άλλο γένος||other type, other genus|
|45||agon (ἀγών)||the structure of Greek drama|
|107||κατ εξοχην||par excellence (eminently)|
|224||τέχνη||art, skill, cunning of hand|
|239||τοδε τι||“a this”, “some this”, “a something”; a separate individuated substance. From Aristotle.|
|272||τοδε τι||“a this”, “some this”, “a something”; a separate individuated substance. From Aristotle.|
|317||ζῷον πολιτικόν||political, or state-building, animal. Of humans. From Aristotle.|
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