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Headword: Aneballeto
Adler number: alpha,2209
Translated headword: was striking up, was starting up
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] was making a preamble, was beginning, was starting in, and meaning (?)was excelling.
Arrian [writes]: "he was striking up the ravaging of the rest of the territory, thinking the Athenians would give in."[1]
For preludes [a)nabolai/] are both the strikings-up and the starts [proper].[2] Hence the [use of] 'was starting' [h)/rxeto] and 'was starting off' [a)ph/rxeto].
Also [sc. attested is] a)neba/llonto, [meaning] they were fashioning.
Greek Original:
Aneballeto: prooimiazeto, anekroueto, enêrcheto, kai anti tou huperetitheto. Arrianos: aneballeto tên tês allês chôras dêiôsin, oiomenos endôsein Athênaious. Anabolas gar kai tas anakrouseis kai tas archas. hothen kai to êrcheto kai apêrcheto. kai Aneballonto, anti tou eschêmatizonto.
Same or similar material, variously, in other lexica and scholia. The headword is perhaps (though not demonstrably) extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] Arrian, History of Alexander's Successors fr. 21 Roos-Wirth (FGrH 156 F124).
[2] See already alpha 1810.
Keywords: biography; definition; epic; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; meter and music
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 June 2000@06:19:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 August 2002@09:50:07.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 1 March 2012@08:16:45.
David Whitehead on 12 July 2015@05:12:09.
Catharine Roth (typo, betacode) on 15 July 2015@19:12:43.


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