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Headword: *)eklego/menos
Adler number: epsilon,457
Translated headword: choosing, picking out
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with an accusative.[1] [Meaning one who is] selecting,[2] preferring. "Feeling confident in the conditions, he was eager to determine the whole engagement by himself. Hence, by choosing not the opportunity deriving from the conditions but his own, he was bound to fall short of what was needed."[3]
Greek Original:
*)eklego/menos: ai)tiatikh=|. prokri/nwn, protimw=n. o( de\ katapisteu/wn toi=s pra/gmasin e)/speude di' au(tou= kri=nai ta\ o(/la. dio/per ou) to\n tw=n pragma/twn e)klego/menos kairo\n a)lla\ to\n i)/dion, e)/melle tou= de/ontos sfalh/sesqai.
The headword (presumably extracted from the quotation given) is present middle/passive participle, masculine nominative singular, of e)kle/gw.
cf. epsilon 458.
[1] Similarly in syntactical lexica.
[2] Gloss prokri/nwn also in ps.-Zonaras, p. 667.10.
[3] Polybius 3.70.7-8 (abridged, web address 1), on Ti. Sempronius Longus' rushed decision (218 BCE) to fight Hannibal at the Battle of the Trebia (now Trebbia, river in northern Italy, Barrington Atlas map 39 grid F3; cf. OCD(4) s.v. Trebia) before Scipio could arrive to take over the command; cf. Briscoe, pp. 47-49.
J. Briscoe, 'The Second Punic War,' in A.E. Astin, F.W. Walbank, M.W. Frederiksen, and R.M. Ogilvie, eds., The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol. VIII, 2nd ed., Rome and the Mediterranean to 133 B.C., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Antonella Ippolito on 15 November 2006@09:04:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 November 2006@09:34:28.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 15 November 2006@11:49:35.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2012@08:59:58.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 8 December 2015@11:15:59.
Ronald Allen (Added link, map reference, keyword) on 28 February 2018@01:09:06.
Ronald Allen (augmented note, added bibliography) on 28 February 2018@22:10:12.


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