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Headword: *)apolego/menos
Adler number: alpha,3380
Translated headword: declining (an offer)
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he] refusing.[1] Polybius [writes]: "he refused the Achaeans, declining the command."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the neuter plural active] a)pole/gonta, [meaning] forbidding,[3] turning away. "And he wrote letters forbidding the envoys outright ever to surrender the strongholds to the Persians."[4]
Greek Original:
*)apolego/menos: paraitou/menos. *polu/bios: o( de\ parh|tei=to tou\s *)axaiou\s a)polego/menos th\n a)rxh/n. kai\ *)apole/gonta, a)pagoreu/onta, a)potre/ponta. gra/mmata/ te a)/ntikrus a)pole/gonta toi=s pre/sbesin e)/grafe, mhdamw=s proi/+esqai ta\ frou/ria *pe/rsais.
Notes:
[1] cf. already alpha 3126; and cf. also Photius alpha2551 Theodoridis, attributing a)pole/gomai (with a corresponding gloss) to Pherecrates (fr. 225 K.-A.)
[2] Polybius fr. 16 Büttner-Wobst. Büttner-Wobst notes (p. 515) that the quotation is also found in the Lexicon Vindobonense.
[3] cf. already alpha 3124, alpha 3125, and again alpha 3498.
[4] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 1.22.11.
Reference:
T. Büttner-Wobst, ed., Polybii Historiae, vol. IV, (Leipzig 1904)
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 24 February 2001@10:11:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented notes; added keywords) on 18 March 2001@09:12:28.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 21 August 2002@05:22:02.
David Whitehead (more keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 3 April 2012@05:59:36.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword) on 26 December 2014@04:47:10.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography) on 30 July 2018@23:17:10.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 31 July 2018@17:56:20.

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