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Headword: *(hbh/santes
Adler number: eta,19
Translated headword: having come of age
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they] having matured [1].
Eunapius [writes]: "and the boys having come of age and gained control of their heart and hands".[2]
Also "to have been of age for two years" is said whenever the sons of heiresses seem to have become ready to inherit their father's estate. Isaeus says: "we consider it necessary that the closest male relative live with her and that the fortune meanwhile should belong to the heiress, but that, whenever the sons have been of age for two years, they should take control of it."[3]
Greek Original:
*(hbh/santes: a)kma/santes. *eu)na/pios: oi( de\ pai=des h(bh/santes kai\ geno/menoi qumou= kai\ xeirw=n ku/rioi. kai\ *)epi\ diete\s h(bh=sai le/getai o(/tan oi( e)piklh/rwn ui(ei=s dokw=si gegenh=sqai a(rmo/dioi ta\ patrw=|a paralamba/nein. *)isai=o/s fhsin: e)nhgo/meqa me\n e)kei/nh| me\n to\n e)gguta/tw ge/nous dei= sunoikei=n, ta\ de\ xrh/mata te/ws me\n th=s e)piklh/rou ei)=nai: e)peida\n de\ pai=des e)pi\ diete\s h(bw=sin, e)kei/nous au)tw=n kratei=n.
h(bh/santes is a sigmatic aorist active participle from h(ba/w. Compare eta 13 and eta 14 for other forms of this verb.
[1] More literally "having come to their peak." For this gloss cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 5.550, where h(bh/sante occurs.
[2] Referring to emotional and physical self-control. (This phrase is not otherwise preserved amongst the fragments of Eunapius.)
[3] Isaeus, fragmentary orations 2.2 (Roussel) = fr. 90 Sauppe; cf. tau 322. [Isaeus 10.12, noted ('cf.') by Adler, is not even close enough to be a paraphrase.] On the phrase in question cf. generally epsilon 2297.
Roussel, P., ed. Isée. Discours. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1960
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; ethics; gender and sexuality; historiography; law; rhetoric; women
Translated by: Abram Ring on 28 May 2004@10:04:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 28 May 2004@10:29:54.
Abram Ring (added bibliographic reference) on 27 March 2006@13:54:44.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 2 December 2012@09:10:47.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 27 January 2014@10:00:50.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 26 June 2018@23:22:24.


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