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Headword: Epibolos. Epibolê
Adler number: epsilon,2241
Translated headword: able to be solved, soluble, solvable
Vetting Status: high
[sc. Also attested is the noun] e)pibolh/ ["addition/application"], [meaning] contribution.[1]
Agapios the philosopher used to be admired for his love of learning and for his setting of dilemmas that were hard to solve.[2]
Scipio answered that it was not in any way right for the Romans to hold in favor plots attempted by underlings against their generals.[3]
Greek Original:
Epibolos. Epibolê, hê eisphora. hoti Agapios philosophos ethaumazeto epi philomatheiai kai aporiôn probolêi dusepibolôn. ho de Skipiôn apokrinetai mêdamôs einai Rhômaiois ennomon en epainôi poieisthai tas kata tôn stratêgôn tois archomenois epicheiroumenas epiboulas.
[1] The unglossed headword e)pi/bolos may be a variant of e)ph/bolos (epsilon 2154). For e)pibolh/, see already epsilon 2238, epsilon 2239, epsilon 2240.
[2] From alpha 157; cf. delta 1618.
[3] From beta 396. (The quotation does not include either the primary or the secondary headwords, but a quite different noun; cf. under epsilon 2243.)
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 September 2007@00:44:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 September 2007@03:19:53.
David Whitehead (expanded n.3; tweaking) on 10 October 2012@08:44:14.


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