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μακαρισμὸς καὶ εὐδαιμονισμὸς αὑτοῖς μὲν ταὐτά] It is quite true that the two terms are sometimes identified, (as in Eth. N. I 12, 1101 b 24, τούς τε γὰρ θεοὺς μακαρίζομεν καὶ εὐδαιμονίζομεν καὶ τῶν ἀνδρῶν τοὺς θειοτάτους μακαρίζομεν); but they are also distinguished, and then μάκαρ and μακαρία represent ‘blessedness, bliss’, a higher degree of happiness than εὐδαίμων and εὐδαιμονία, which is the human form of happiness, while μακαρία is the divine. μάκαρες is specially applied to θεοί by Homer and Hesiod; as well as to the denizens of the μακάρων νῆσοι, the abode of the blessed after death.—αὑτοῖς is for ἀλλήλοις. τούτοις δ᾽ οὐ ταὐτά] ‘but not the same with the other two’, viz. ἔπαινος and ἐγκώμιον: these are included in εὐδαιμονισμός as virtue is in happiness.
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