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Headword: *dokimasth=res
Adler number: delta,1330
Translated headword: scrutineers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the examiners.[1]
"Despite being, even before, a notable person among all the Italians at least, [now], as it was natural, he won an even greater renown because of his generosity."[2]
Greek Original:
*dokimasth=res: oi( e)tastai/. o( de\ w)\n kai\ pro/teron e)/n ge *)italiw/tais pa=si do/kimos mei=zon w(s to\ ei)ko\s e)pi\ filanqrwpi/a| kle/os a)ph/negken.
[1] The plural headword is very probably taken from Polybius 24.7.5; cf. chi 175. The gloss, also in ps.-Zonaras, is a rare, prefix-less variant of e)cetastai/ (cf. epsilon 1668).
[2] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 7.16.6 (Excerpta Constantini, De legationibus 112.12-14), on Pelagius (cf. alpha 1585, delta 590). The quotation is not well-placed in this context, as it does not contain the headword (cf. web address 1); perhaps better under delta 1331 as an example of the use of do/kimos as an adjective. Pelagius devoted the bulk of his considerable fortune to the famished citizens of Rome, under siege by the Goths in late 546 CE; cf. Kaldellis (411).
A. Kaldellis, ed. and H.B. Dewing, trans., Prokopios: The Wars of Justinian, (Indianapolis 2014)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; law; military affairs
Translated by: Antonella Ippolito on 24 March 2005@14:46:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 25 March 2005@05:05:18.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 25 March 2005@09:40:46.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 16 July 2012@04:55:03.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 16 November 2014@23:07:17.
David Whitehead on 17 November 2014@02:50:22.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 22 October 2015@23:30:24.
Catharine Roth (betacode typo) on 11 September 2016@00:38:54.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-reference, added keyword, added link) on 18 January 2024@12:15:01.


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