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Headword: Ὁπόσην πλείστην
Adler number: omicron,472
Translated headword: of the greatest size
Vetting Status: high
"[...] to send out an army of the greatest size that would be possible on the basis of the present [resources]."
Greek Original:
Ὁπόσην πλείστην: στρατιὰν ἐκπέμπειν ὁπόσην πλείστην ἐκ τῶν ὑπαρχόντων ἂν οἷός τε ᾖ.
Quotation (from which the headword phrase is extracted) unidentifiable.
For the idiom, compare e.g. Xenophon, Cyropaedia 4.5.29: ἤγαγον συμμάχους ... ὁπόσους ἐγὼ πλείστους ἐδυνάμην .
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 October 2009@08:18:39.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 28 October 2009@10:10:18.
David Whitehead (added a parallel) on 28 October 2009@10:24:24.
David Whitehead on 5 July 2013@07:32:16.


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