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Headword: *)apotraxhli/zontes
Adler number: alpha,3609
Translated headword: throttling
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they] strangling. Eunapius [writes]: "and they were killing them, throttling them with ropes."[1]
And elsewhere: "you will not stop [enacting] the decrees until someone grabs you by the leg and breaks your neck."[2]
Greek Original:
*)apotraxhli/zontes: a)pa/gxontes. *eu)na/pios: kai\ oi( me\n au)tou\s die/fqeiron sxoi/nois a)potraxhli/zontes. kai\ au)=qis: ou) mh\ pau/shsqe tw=n yhfisma/twn, pri\n a)\n u(ma=s tou= ske/lous labw/n tis e)ktraxhli/sh|.
The headword participle is presumably extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] Eunapius fr. 95 FHG (4.54); preserved only here.
[2] A loose approximation of Aristophanes, Lysistrata 704-705 (using a different comound verb: web address 1 below); again at psi 86.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; medicine; politics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 June 2001@12:59:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keyword; cosmetics) on 12 June 2001@03:40:17.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 22 August 2002@07:54:19.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 6 April 2012@09:07:33.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 10 October 2015@01:55:07.


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