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Headword: *blakei/a
Adler number: beta,318
Translated headword: laziness, slackness, sloth
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] leisure, relaxation, looseness.[1]
"For he did not entrust matters to the slacknesses or cowardices of generals; rather, he himself presented himself as a general and took the initiative on the war."[2]
Greek Original:
*blakei/a: r(a|stw/nh, e)/klusis, xauno/ths. ou) ga\r strathgw=n blakei/ais h)\ filoyuxi/ais ta\ pra/gmata e)pe/treyen, a)ll' au)to\s e)pi\ to\n po/lemon e(auto\n a)nadei/cas strathgo\n e)cw/rmhsen.
Likewise in ps.-Zonaras.
[1] cf. beta 317, and (for cognates) beta 314 beta 315, beta 316, beta 319.
[2] Quotation (and individual) unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 December 2001@13:37:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 13 December 2001@04:40:47.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 March 2011@07:34:16.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2012@04:27:15.
David Whitehead on 26 August 2015@05:04:55.


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