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Headword: *)anustikwte/ra
Adler number: alpha,2797
Translated headword: more effective
Vetting Status: high
Meaning very productive.
Polybius [writes]: "a single soul [can be] more effective in some instances than a whole multitude of hands".[1] [Meaning] that Archimedes in Syracuse [was] alone [and facing] many Romans.
Greek Original:
*)anustikwte/ra: a)nti\ tou= e)nerghtikwta/th. *polu/bios: mi/a yuxh\ th=s a(pa/shs poluxeiri/as e)n e)ni/ois kairoi=s a)nustikwte/ra. w(s *)arximh/dhs e)n *surakou/sais mo/nos pollw=n *(rwmai/wn.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras. The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Polybius 8.3.3, on the celebrated Roman siege of Syracuse (Sicily) in 213-211 BCE. Walbank (below) ad loc. calls this "a favourite theme" in Polybius; cf. Livy 24.34.1.
F.W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius, ii (Oxford 1967 and reprints)
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 November 2000@10:06:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note; cosmetics) on 12 November 2000@10:06:07.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 15 August 2002@09:24:16.
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 21 December 2004@03:20:56.
David Whitehead (added primary note; tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 March 2012@10:28:38.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2015@06:39:47.


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