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Headword: *megaleph/bolos
Adler number: mu,356
Translated headword: attempter of great things
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] an initiator of great projects.
"For this king seemed [to be] an attempter of great things, and to be bold, and capable of executing what had been begun".[1]
Greek Original:
*megaleph/bolos: o( mega/lwn pragma/twn katarxo/menos. e)do/kei ga\r o( basileu\s ou(=tos megaleph/bolos kai\ tolmhro\s ei)=nai kai\ tou= proteqe/ntos e)cergastiko/s.
[1] A version of the first half of Polybius 15.37, on Antiochos III. (It goes on to say -- see already alpha 2693 -- that in later life he did not live up to this early promise.)
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 January 2007@09:58:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 22 January 2007@10:39:33.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 23 January 2007@02:57:35.
David Whitehead on 12 May 2013@08:22:21.


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