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Headword: *)/andixa
Adler number: alpha,2147
Translated headword: in twain
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] two ways.[1] Homer [writes]: "either to destroy everything or divide it in twain".[2] Note that those under siege confounded the enemy, by dividing their goods amongst themselves.[3]
Also meaning without.
"May you be, Anacreon, [... when] among the blessed dead, neither without your revels, nor a lyre."[4]
Greek Original:
*)/andixa: dixw=s. *(/omhros: h)e\ diapraqe/ein, h)\ a)/ndixa pa/nta da/sasqai. i)ste/on, o(/ti oi( poliorkou/menoi e)ci/stasan tou\s polemi/ous, e)pimerizo/menoi ta\ xrh/mata. kai\ a)nti\ tou= xwri/s. ei)/hs e)n maka/ressin, *)ana/kreon, mh/t' a)/ra tw=n kw/mwn a)/ndixa, mh/te lu/rhs.
[1] From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 16.578, where the headword occurs.
[2] Homer, Iliad 18.511 (web address 1 below); see further, next note.
[3] From a scholion on the line, which calls this an 'ancient custom'.
[4] Greek Anthology 7.27.1-2 (Antipater of Sidon): here abridged, and with a)/ra tw=n for the epigram's e)ratw=n 'beloved' revels (see Gow and Page (vol. I, 16)); cf. iota 492 and further excerpts from the epigram at alpha 1708, alphaiota 159, and sigma 1129.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; military affairs; meter and music; poetry
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 27 October 2000@22:21:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation) on 28 October 2000@08:19:47.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 August 2002@05:53:38.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 29 February 2012@07:22:19.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 13 August 2013@01:49:48.
David Whitehead (tweaked n.3) on 30 March 2014@09:12:53.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 30 March 2014@18:08:28.
David Whitehead on 10 July 2015@03:24:57.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 3 February 2019@23:12:21.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.4, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 10 December 2020@15:28:36.
Ronald Allen (my punctuation error n.4) on 10 December 2020@15:40:54.


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