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Headword: *perikoph/
Adler number: pi,1186
Translated headword: trappings, possessions, appointments, effects
Vetting Status: high
Polybius [writes:] "these trappings were bestowed upon Aemilia's mother."[1]. That is, her possessions.
And elsewhere: "[...] inasmuch as she was in possession of no practical impression of their effects."[2]. That is, of the[ir] activity.
Greek Original:
*perikoph/. *polu/bios: tau/thn th\n perikoph\n e)dwrh/sato th=| th=s *ai)mili/as mhtri/. toute/sti th\n u(/parcin. kai\ au)=qis: a(/te mhdemi/an e)xou/shs pragmatikh\n e)/mfasin th=s perikoph=s au)tw=n. toute/sti th=s e)nergei/as.
The headword, a collective feminine noun in the nominative (and vocative) singular, literally means a cutting all round, and thus a mutilation. But in Polybius the sense is more usually the outline, general form or the effects, appointments of a person or thing; see generally LSJ s.v. and pi 1187. The entry is presumably generated by the instances given, which are the accusative and genitive singular forms, respectively.
[1] Polybius 31.26.6 (web address 1). It describes the transfer of the substantial personal appointments of Aemilia Tertia (d. 163/2; cf. alphaiota 198, alpha 3167, and pi 1295), wife of Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (236-183; OCD(4) s.v.; pi 2054; Walbank, vol. II, pp. 191ff.), on her death, by her nephew (and grandson by adoption) Publius Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus (185/4-129; OCD(4) s.v.; alphaiota 199) to his mother Papiria, not Aemilia's mother as the present excerpt indicates; see Walbank, vol. III, pp. 503-5; Büttner-Wobst, p. 351; and Diodorus Siculus 31.27.3.
[2] Polybius fr. 198 (Büttner-Wobst). Büttner-Wobst (p. 540) notes that Schweighäuser doubted the attribution of this unplaced fragment to Polybius.
F.W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius, vol. II, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967
F.W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius, vol. III, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979
T. Büttner-Wobst, ed., Polybii Historiae, vol. IV, Teubner: Leipzig, 1904
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Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 17 May 2011@01:26:12.
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