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Headword: Tantaleioi
Adler number: tau,78
Translated headword: Tantalean [ones]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] trembling [ones].[1]
And [there is] a proverb: 'Tantalean punishments'; in reference to those who have good things but are not permitted to enjoy them; like the Byzantines, who did not dare to spend time outside the city.[2]
Greek Original:
Tantaleioi: tromikoi. kai paroimia: Tantaleioi timôriai: epi tôn agatha men echontôn, mê sunchôroumenôn de apolauein autôn: hôs hoi Buzantioi, mê tolmôntes exô tou asteos diagein.
cf. generally tau 77, tau 79, tau 80, tau 81.
[1] Likewise in other lexica. The headword, masculine nominative plural of this adjective, must be quoted from somewhere or generated by such a quotation.
[2] cf. Apostolius 16.9 and other paroemiographers; and see Polybius 4.45.6 (where the problem is frequent attacks by the neighboring Thracians: web address 1).
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; mythology; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 September 2004@00:03:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 22 September 2004@03:09:52.
David Whitehead (x-refs; more keywords; cosmetics) on 12 August 2011@04:47:38.
David Whitehead on 12 August 2011@04:48:22.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 15 August 2011@16:57:50.
David Whitehead on 6 January 2014@09:23:54.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 21 June 2022@17:58:24.


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