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Headword: ᾟπερ
Adler number: eta,424
Translated headword: as
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] according as.[1]
"The king/emperor decided to be satisfied with the present [situation] and not to be too ambitious; as it is best in war and to associate with what happens in war, since none of these things is certain and entirely reliable."[2]
Greek Original:
ᾟπερ: καθότι. ἐδόκει δὲ τῷ βασιλεῖ ἀρκεῖσθαι τοῖς παροῦσι καὶ μὴ σφόδρα ἐπαίρεσθαι: ᾗπέρ ἐστιν ἄριστον πολέμῳ καὶ τοῖς ἐκ τοῦ πολέμου συμβαίνουσιν ὁμιλεῖν, ὡς οὐδενὸς ἐν αὐτοῖς βεβαίου καὶ πιστοῦ πάντως ὑπάρχοντος.
[1] cf. eta 422, eta 423.
[2] Attributed by Gaisford to Menander Protector, and accepted as such by Blockley: his fr. 37.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 September 2006@21:58:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 20 September 2006@03:29:24.
David Whitehead (updated n.2) on 3 January 2012@06:03:30.
David Whitehead on 18 December 2012@05:21:51.


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