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Ἦθος ἀνθρώπῳ δαίμων -> A man's character is his fate
Heraclitus, fr. B 119 Diels

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Station: P. and V. στάσις, ἡ. Position, rank: P. and V. τάξις, ἡ. Base of operations: P. and V. ἀφορμή, ἡ, V. ὁρμητήριον, τό. When the Athenian army seemed to have got a secure footing with an entrenched position: P. ὡς ἡ στρατιὰ τῶν Ἀθηναίων βεβαίως ἔδοξε μετὰ τείχους ἱδρῦσθαι (Thuc. 8. 40). In order to secure a firm footing in the mud: P. ἀσφαλείας ἕνεκα πρὸς τὸν πηλόν (Thuc. 3, 22). Ice not strong enough to give a footing: P. κρύσταλλος . . . οὐ βέβαιος ὥστε ἐπελθεῖν (Thuc. 3, 23). Applying to the houses a footing of firm ladders: V. λαβὼν πηκτῶν πρὸς οἴκους κλιμάκων προσαμβάσεις (Eur., Bacch. 1212).