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Headword: *deino/s
Adler number: delta,344
Translated headword: terribly clever
Vetting Status: high
"Decebalus, the king of the Dacians, was terribly clever in his understanding of matters of war, and terribly clever in action and successful in making expeditions, well-timed in retreating, a master of ambush, a worker of war; and he used victory well and well he knew how to deal with defeat; because of which he was a battle-worthy antagonist for the Romans for a long time."[1]
"Terribly clever" [deinos] is also said of ability with words.[2]
Greek Original:
*deino/s: o(/ti *deke/balos, o( tw=n *dakw=n basileu/s, deino\s me\n h)=n sunei=nai ta\ pole/mia, deino\s de\ kai\ pra=cai, kai\ e)pelqei=n eu)/stoxos, a)naxwrh=sai kai/rios, e)ne/dras texni/ths, ma/xhs e)rga/ths: kai\ kalw=s me\n ni/kh| xrh/sasqai, kalw=s de\ h(=ttan diaqe/sqai h)pi/stato: a)f' ou(= dh\ kai\ a)ntagwnisth\s a)cio/maxos e)pi\ polu\ toi=s *(rwmai/ois e)ge/neto. *deino\s le/getai kai\ h( tw=n lo/gwn du/namis.
[1] Cassius Dio 67.6.1. See also delta 189, kappa 1187 and alpha 2603.
[2] cf. delta 343, delta 346.
Keywords: biography; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 December 2003@16:00:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 21 December 2003@08:15:56.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 21 December 2003@08:16:43.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 20 June 2012@06:07:41.
Catharine Roth (corrected cross-reference) on 25 August 2015@01:00:20.


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