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Headword: *)/adeia
Adler number: alpha,447
Translated headword: impunity
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] relaxation, lack of fear.[1]
Josephus [writes]: "when the conspirators saw the Romans they initiated a wicked agreement and asked one another: why should they stay there? Why on earth should they endure three walls built up to encroach on their breathing and with the war making war on itself with impunity?"[2]
Greek Original:
*)/adeia: a)/nesis, a)fobi/a. *)iw/shpos: oi( de\ stasiastai\ tou\s *(rwmai/ous o(rw=ntes kakh=s o(monoi/as kath/rxonto, kai\ lo/gon a)llh/lois e)di/dosan, ti/ me/noien; ti/ paqo/ntes a)ne/sxointo tri/a tai=s a)napnoai=s au)tw=n a)nafrasso/mena tei/xh kai\ tou= pole/mou met' a)dei/as a)ntipolemi/zontos e(auto/n.
[1] See also alpha 448.
[2] An approximation -- the final participle should be a)ntipoli/zontos, "building itself up as an opposing city" -- of Josephus, Jewish War 5.72-3 (web address 1 below); cf. pi 1884.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 March 2001@19:07:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 30 April 2002@06:45:19.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 30 April 2002@06:48:22.
Jennifer Benedict (updated Perseus link) on 12 March 2008@00:01:47.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 10 January 2012@06:37:43.
David Whitehead on 26 August 2012@05:09:06.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 26 August 2012@08:26:55.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 19 April 2015@10:32:16.


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