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Headword: Ἄγγαρος
Adler number: alpha,163
Translated headword: ἄγγαρος
Vetting Status: high
and ἀγγαρεία , public and compulsory servitude.[1]
"For just as to him eating seemed to be a mere distraction, with nature as it were putting him into compulsory servitude [ἀγγαρευομένης ] when it came to food."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἄγγαρος: καὶ Ἀγγαρεία, ἡ δημοσία καὶ ἀναγκαία δουλεία. ὥσπερ γάρ τι αὐτῷ πάρεργον τὸ ἐσθίειν τῆς φύσεως αὐτὸν ἀγγαρευομένης περὶ τὰ βρώματα ἐφαίνετο εἶναι.
See also alpha 162, alpha 164, alpha 165.
[1] Same glossing in Hesychius and elsewhere.
[2] An approximation of Procopius, Secret History 13.29, on Justinian.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; ethics; food; historiography; history; imagery
Translated by: Gregory Hays on 23 June 1999@13:07:47.
Vetted by:
Shannon N. Byrne on 20 May 2000@18:31:52.
William Hutton (Modified translation, added cross reference) on 28 June 2001@13:57:28.
William Hutton on 28 June 2001@13:59:24.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 3 February 2003@07:31:38.
Jennifer Benedict (betacoding) on 26 March 2008@01:32:33.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaks) on 23 December 2011@07:59:50.


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