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Headword: *)agxi/strofoi
Adler number: alpha,410
Translated headword: changeable
Vetting Status: high
[Those] gathered together, or quickly turning about.[1]
Procopius [writes]: "the battle had become fierce and at close range, and both sides were making quick-turning pursuits against each other."[2]
And elsewhere: "then you, deploying the phalanxes, becoming gathered together, are face to face with your pursuers."[3]
And elsewhere: "in the changeability of fortune."[4]
And Theramenes, being wily and changeable, caters to the moment, always giving himself to the stronger side.[5]
Greek Original:
*)agxi/strofoi: sustrafe/ntes, h)\ taxu\ e)pistrefo/menoi. *proko/pios: h(/ te ma/xh kartera\ e)gego/nei kai\ e)k xeiro\s h)=n, a)gxistro/fous te ta\s diw/ceis e)poiou=nto e)s a)llh/lous e(ka/teroi. kai\ au)=qis: ei)=ta u(mei=s ta\s fa/laggas e)celi/cantes a)gxi/strofoi geno/menoi, a)ntime/twpoi gi/nesqe toi=s diw/kousi. kai\ au)=qis: tw=| a)gxistro/fw| th=s tu/xhs. kai\ o( *qhrame/nhs poiki/los tis w)\n kai\ a)gxi/strofos, kaqwmi/lei toi=s kairoi=s pro\s to\ krei=tton a)ei\ didou\s e(auto/n.
[1] Same glossing in Photius and elsewhere. The headword, a nominative plural, is evidently quoted from somewhere (possibly, though not necessarily, the Dion. Hal. quotation given below).
[2] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 1.15.14-15.
[3] Quotation unidentifiable; again at epsilon 1617.
[4] Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 9.13.1.
[5] A scholiast to Aristophanes, Frogs 970. On Theramenes see generally kappa 1909 and theta 342.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: George Pesely on 22 October 2000@20:13:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 13 February 2001@07:46:02.
David Whitehead (augmented keywords) on 28 February 2003@09:26:05.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 January 2012@08:13:04.


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