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Headword: *me/trios
Adler number: mu,812
Translated headword: moderate
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who has a moderated [amount of] property;, or [one who is] decent with respect to his disposition.[1]
"But some of the moderate men were at a loss over the attackers."[2]
And Marcellinus [writes]: "But Timaeus of Tauromenium praised Timoleon beyond measure."[3]
Greek Original:
*me/trios: o( memetrhme/nhn e)/xwn ou)si/an: h)\ to\ h)=qos e)pieikh/s. e)/nioi de\ tw=n metri/wn a)ndrw=n dihpo/roun e)pi\ toi=s prospi/ptousi. kai\ *markelli=nos: *timole/onta de\ o( *ti/maios o( *tauromenei/ths u(pereph/|nese tou= metri/ou.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (see the references at Photius mu373 Theodoridis), and cf. also a scholion on Lucian (1.16 Rabe). See also mu 814, mu 815.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable. (Adler indicates that it came to the Suda from the excerpts made for Constantine Porphyrogenitus.)
[3] Marcellinus, Life of Thucydides (sic) 27, citing Timaeus [tau 600] FGrH 566 T13 (and cf. F119). For Timoleon, who does not have his own Suda entry, see also -- besides tau 600 -- epsilon 95.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Richard Rodriguez on 3 July 2009@19:51:42.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded notes, added keywords, set status) on 4 July 2009@22:27:31.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks and cosmetics) on 5 July 2009@03:56:59.
David Whitehead on 20 May 2013@06:32:27.


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