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Headword: Παμφιλίδας
Adler number: pi,140
Translated headword: Pamphilidas
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A Rhodian admiral; he gave the impression of being better-suited to every eventuality than [sc. his predecessor] Pausistratos, because of being naturally more solid and reliable than audacious. For most men reach their judgments as a result not of reasoning but of what happens to occur.
Greek Original:
Παμφιλίδας, Ῥοδίων ναύαρχος: ὃς ἐδόκει πρὸς πάντας τοὺς καιροὺς εὐαρμοστότερος εἶναι τοῦ Πασιστράτου, διὰ τὸ βαθύτερος φύσει καὶ στασιμώτερος μᾶλλον ἢ τολμηρότερος ὑπάρχειν. ἀγαθοὶ γὰρ οἱ πολλοὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων οὐκ ἐκ τῶν κατὰ λόγον, ἀλλ' ἐκ τῶν συμβαινόντων ποιεῖσθαι τὰς διαλήψεις.
Notes:
Polybius 21.7.5-6 (web address 1, cf. delta 635, epsilon 3377), on events and personalities of the early C2 BCE.
The name "Pamphilidas" should actually be Eudamos, as in Livy 37.12.9: see F.W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius, iii (Oxford 1979) 99.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 June 2001@04:20:33.
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