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Headword: *)apokarterh/santa
Adler number: alpha,3336
Translated headword: having killed oneself by abstinence
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning him] having taken himself out of life by starvation or by hanging.[1]
"[sc. It is said that] Lycurgus the Spartan lawgiver, after laying down the laws, came into Crete and killed himself by abstinence, so that he would not be compelled to repeal them."[1]
And again: "Anaxagoras arrived in Lampsakos and killing himself by abstinence ended his life."[2]
Greek Original:
*)apokarterh/santa: e(auto\n limw=| h)\ a)gxo/nh| tou= bi/ou e)cagago/nta. *lukou=rgon to\n *lakedaimo/nion nomoqe/thn meta\ to\ qei=nai tou\s no/mous e)lqo/nta ei)s *krh/thn a)pokarterh=sai, o(/pws mh\ au)toi=s a)nagkasqei/h lu=sai. kai\ au)=qis: o( de\ *)anacago/ras e)lqw\n e)n *lamya/kw| kai\ a)pokarterh/sas to\n bi/on katastre/fei.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica. The headword participle, masculine accusative singular, must be quoted from somewhere (other than the quotations given below) -- probably Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 6.234A (6.24 Kaibel) [= part of Posidonius fr. 402 Theiler], on Gylippos (gamma 477) doing this after his conviction for embezzlement by the ephors.
[2] cf. alpha 2988. On Lycurgus, see lambda 823, lambda 824.
[3] cf. alpha 1981.
Keywords: biography; constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; geography; history; law; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 15 February 2002@20:59:00.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (changed a word; added keywords) on 16 February 2002@18:42:43.
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 17 February 2002@05:17:34.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 21 August 2002@00:28:58.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 11 November 2005@07:30:45.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 2 April 2012@09:13:08.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 13 January 2015@23:59:47.
David Whitehead on 28 August 2015@02:59:31.


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