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Headword: Exeritheuontai
Adler number: epsilon,1647
Translated headword: they canvass
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they entice to evil. Polybius [writes]: "those eager for the generalship canvass the young men and make them well-disposed supporters for the future".[1]
Greek Original:
Exeritheuontai: pros kakian ekkalousi. Polubios: hoi tês stratêgias oregomenoi exeritheuontai tous neous kai paraskeuazousin eunous sunagônistas eis to mellon.
The headword (extracted from the quotation given) is third person plural, present indicative, of the compound verb e)ceriqeu/omai.
The translation 'canvass' is borrowed from the Loeb edition, but in fact this verb implies something more underhand; cf. its uncompound version at epsilon 2984 and under delta 173.
[1] Polybius 10.22.9; see in full (and in broader context) at phi 409.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 June 2007@06:37:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 18 June 2007@10:53:05.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 19 June 2007@03:13:15.
David Whitehead on 14 September 2012@05:23:25.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 9 February 2013@00:13:45.


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