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Headword: *)amfi/boloi
Adler number: alpha,1707
Translated headword: surrounded, in doubt
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they who are] being hit from all sides; or at a loss, constrained by different lines of reasoning in ignorance of [how to make] the choice and whether to do this or that.[1]
Arrian [writes]: "the Mardians, already surrounded on both sides and under fire from those advancing and under pressure from those attacking in the rear, were dying."[2]
And elsewhere: "but Pamprepios, seen [to be] in doubt about these things, soon conceded."[3]
Greek Original:
*)amfi/boloi: pantaxo/qen ballo/menoi: h)\ a)porou/menoi, diafo/rois sunexo/menoi logismoi=s a)gnoi/a| tou= ai(retou= kai\ ei)/te tou=to ei)/te e)kei=no poih/sousin. *)arriano/s: oi( de\ *ma/rdoi e(kate/rwqen h)/dh a)mfi/boloi gigno/menoi kai\ u(po\ tw=n a)nabaino/ntwn paio/menoi kai\ u(po\ tw=n kata\ nw/tou e)piqeme/nwn w)qou/menoi, a)pe/qnhskon. kai\ au)=qis: o( de\ *pampre/pios tou/tois a)mfi/bolos o)fqei/s, braxu\ parewra=to.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica, and cf. the scholia to Thucydides 4.32.2, where the (plural) headword occurs.
[2] Arrian, Parthica fr. 86 Roos-Wirth (FGrH 156 F119a). For Arrian on the Mardoi -- a Caspian tribe -- see also mu 191 and mu 192.
[3] Damascius Life of Isidore fr. 300 Zintzen (172 Asmus).
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Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 14 August 2000@11:45:06.
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