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Headword: *)empesw\n toi=s pra/gmasin
Adler number: epsilon,1011
Translated headword: falling on the matters
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he] beginning the deeds.[1] "[It was he] who, falling on the matters that were at hand, dismissing and expelling anger and willfulness, and judging only freedom from bribery to be virtue, brought the matters to ruin."[2]
Greek Original:
*)empesw\n toi=s pra/gmasin: a)/rcas tw=n pragma/twn. o(\s e)mpesw\n toi=s pra/gmasi toi=s u(po\ xei=ra, to\n qumo\n kai\ th\n o)rgh\n a)fei\s kai\ e)kxe/wn kai\ mo/nhn a)reth\n h(gou/menos to\ a)dwrodo/khton e)ka/kwse ta\ pra/gmata.
[1] The headword phrase is presumably extracted from the quotation given (though the latter lacks the nu ephelkustikon).
[2] Adler notes the attribution of this quotation to Eunapius by the Dutch scholar Tiberius Hemsterhuys (1685-1766. The phrase "at hand" u(po\ xei=ra is repeated at upsilon 638.
Keywords: biography; definition; economics; ethics; historiography; history; imagery
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 February 2007@01:35:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 28 February 2007@03:09:09.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 19 August 2012@05:20:11.
David Whitehead on 19 August 2012@05:20:33.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 28 December 2015@03:08:29.


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