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Help me remember a Greek word! "End of the universe by fire"

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Help me remember a Greek word! "End of the universe by fire"

Postby TheWordHunter » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:38 pm

Here's what I know.

1. It's a word in classical, not modern Greek.
2. It means "destruction of the universe specifically by fire."
3. It's NOT cataclysm, apolocapyse, holocaust, eschatology, catastrophe, etc.
4. It's associated with STOIC philosophy (I think) or with William Blake (somehow).

Thanks in advance!!
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Re: Help me remember a Greek word! "End of the universe by f

Postby Markos » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:09 pm

ἡ ἐκπύρωσις
I am writing in Ancient Greek not because I know Greek well, but because I hope that it will improve my fluency in reading. I got the idea for this from Adrianus over on the Latin forum here at Textkit.
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