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Headword: *eu)tra/pelon
Adler number: epsilon,3772
Translated headword: amenable
Vetting Status: high
"Having no justification nor word that is amenable" -- [meaning] tractable -- "ruling alone by himself."[1]
"He was so amenable by nature that among Athenians he was Athenian to the utmost and a Lakonian to Lakedaimonians and to Thebans a Theban."[2]
Comedy calls the amenable person 'dextrous'. See also under 'exposed'.[3]
So an 'amenable' person is, strictly speaking, a mimic, a jokester.
Greek Original:
*eu)tra/pelon: ou)/te tin' e)/xwn pro/fasin ou)/te lo/gon eu)tra/pelon, eu)/strofon, au)to\s a)/rxwn mo/nos. ou(/tw d' h)=n eu)tra/pelos th\n fu/sin, w(/ste par' *)aqhnai/ois *)aqhnai=os h)=n a)/kros kai\ *la/kwn *lakedaimoni/ois kai\ *qhbai/ois *qhbai=os. o(/ti to\n eu)tra/pelon h( kwmw|di/a e)pide/cion kalei=. kai\ zh/tei e)n tw=| a)nasesurme/nhn. *eu)tra/pelos ou)=n kuri/ws o( mimolo/gos, o( gelwtopoio/s.
The headword adjective, in the accusative singular (masculine), is evidently extracted from the first quotation given.
See epsilon 3771 for the related noun.
[1] Aristophanes, Wasps 468-70, interrupted by a gloss from the scholia.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable. (Adler suggests Aelian.) The person described is evidently Alcibiades, or someone whose portait is modelled on his (alpha 1280); cf. Plutarch, Alcibiades 23.3-6 (A. as a chameleon in this regard).
[3] alpha 2061; and cf. sigma 688. This part of the entry (including the next sentence) is absent, Adler reports, from mss VF.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; poetry; politics; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 9 February 2008@09:30:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 9 February 2008@16:56:08.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 9 February 2008@19:28:38.
David Whitehead (more x-refs; another keyword; typo; other cosmetics) on 10 February 2008@05:39:22.
David Whitehead on 15 November 2012@06:24:45.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 16 March 2016@11:43:01.


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