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ἀκατά-ληπτος , ον,
A.that cannot be reached or touched, Arist.Pr.921b23; “τί ἐστι φίλος; ἄνθρωπος .Secund.Sent.11. Adv. -τως Sch.Il.17.75.
II. not to be conquered, J.BJ3.7.7; defying suppression, τὸ . τῆς γοητείας Vett. Val.238.25.
2. Philos., incomprehensible, Phld.Acad.Ind.p.91 M., M.Ant.7.54, S.E.M.7.432; that cannot be grasped, πλῆθος, of the stars, Chrysipp.Stoic.2.168.
3. not comprehending or attaining conviction, φαντασία (opp. καταληπτική, q.v.) Chrysipp.Stoic.2.40, al.: c. gen., “. τῶν ὁμοειδῶνPhld.Herc.1457.12. Adv. “-τως, ἔχειν περί τινοςPh.1.78; prob. l. in Arr.Epict.2.23.46:—hence ἀκαταληψία , , inability to comprehend or attain conviction, Sceptic term, attrib. to Stoics by Galen, Stoic.1.17, but to Arcesilaus by Cic.Att. 13.19.3, Numen. ap. Eus.PE14.7, S.E.P.1.1.
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    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 13.19.3
    • Homer, Iliad, 17.75
    • Flavius Josephus, The Jewish War, 3.7.7
    • Marcus Aurelius, M. Antonius Imperator Ad Se Ipsum, 7.54
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