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Headword: *logismo/s
Adler number: lambda,648
Translated headword: calculation, account
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] payment.
"He plundered [them] with no sense of propriety, claiming that he was exacting accounts for what they had done in their lives."[1]
Alternatively, calculation/account is a name for scrutiny.[2]
"And it was supposed that the voyage would take place through a calculation of two months in advance."[3] Meaning by a reckoning [thereof].
[For] calculation/account also [means] reckoning.
"He made a calculation of the crowd."[4]
And Euripides [writes]: "for justice has no reason for two to argue." That is, contending has no excuse.[5]
Greek Original:
*logismo/s: h( e)/ktisis. ou)deni\ ko/smw| e)lhi/+sato logismou\s dh=qen tw=n bebiwme/nwn pratto/menos. h)\ h( e)ce/tasis le/getai logismo/s. o( de\ plou=s logismw=| tou= pro/sw duoi=n mhnoi=n cumbh/sesqai ei)kasqei/s. a)nti\ tou= a)pariqmh/sei. *logismo\s kai\ h( a)pari/qmhsis. o( de\ logismo\n tou= plh/qous e)poih/sato. kai\ *eu)ripi/dhs: to\ ga\r di/kaion ou)k e)/xei lo/gon duoi=n e)ri/zein. toute/stin ou)k e)/xei pro/fasin to\ filoneikei=n.
For this headword in another sense see lambda 649.
[1] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as an approximation of Procopius, Secret History 5.4 (on Tutila). See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.XCIV.
[2] Attributed by Wentzel to a rhetorical source (so Adler).
[3] Quotation unidentifiable.
[4] Quotation unidentifiable.
[5] In fact Sophocles: Chrysothemis in Electra 466-467 (with comment from the scholia there). The connection of this passage to the foregoing is indirect: the noun used is lo/gos (cf. LSJ s.v., III.2), not logismo/s.
Keywords: biography; definition; economics; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; tragedy
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 21 June 2009@03:41:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 21 June 2009@04:54:38.
David Whitehead (cosmeticule) on 27 March 2011@10:06:32.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 12 October 2011@03:35:27.
David Whitehead on 21 April 2013@08:33:15.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 12 June 2020@11:26:57.


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