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Headword: *die/pesen
Adler number: delta,935
Translated headword: collapsed, fell through
Vetting Status: high
[He/she/it] failed.[1]
“And the hope in Bithias collapsed in this fashion.”[2]
Greek Original:
*die/pesen: a)pe/tuxen. kai\ h( me\n kata\ to\n *biqi/an e)lpi\s tou/tw| tw=| tro/pw| die/pesen.
The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] For diapi/ptw in this sense cf. generally delta 691, delta 692.
[2] This quotation is conventionally assigned to a lost passage of Dio Cassius' Book 21 preserved in Zonaras' epitome. (See beta 283 for the role of Bithias in aiding Hasdrubal during the siege of Carthage in 147 BCE.) Latterly, however, Favuzzi [see under alpha 1596] finds vocabulary-based grounds for attributing to it Polybius.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 17 April 2003@05:18:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 17 April 2003@05:36:04.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 9 March 2011@08:51:14.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 4 June 2013@04:57:48.
David Whitehead (my typo) on 12 March 2014@06:43:07.


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