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Headword: *pracikoph/sas
Adler number: pi,2215
Translated headword: having taken by treachery
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he] having been bribed.[1] "Ourbios, having taken it by treachery, captured by night part of the citadel and brought in the Romans".[2]
"He enslaved many cities, having treacherously taken them with trickery and force".[3]
Greek Original:
*pracikoph/sas: dwrodokhqei/s. o( de\ *ou)/rbios pracikoph/sas nukto\s kate/labe to\ me/ros th=s a)kropo/lews kai\ tou\s *(rwmai/ous ei)sh/gage. polla\s po/leis h)ndrapodi/sato, pracikoph/sas meta\ do/lou kai\ bi/as.
See also pi 2214, epsilon 2855.
[1] The glossing participle is indeed transmitted as aorist passive, but Bernhardy was surely right to think it ought to be middle (dwrodokhsa/menos), i.e. having used bribery.
[2] Polybius 21.32b, on events at Same (in Kephallenia) in 189/8 BCE. The name Ourbios (or Ourvios), here and in omicron 943, represents Fulvius: M. Fulvius Nobilior, one of the consuls of that year and a friend of the poet Ennius (epsilon 1348). The change of -lv- to -rv- is normal in Greek; it is not clear whether the loss of f- here is graphical or phonological.
[3] An approximation of Polybius 8.9.3 (citing Theopompus on Philip II of Macedon); cf. epsilon 1736.
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 October 2001@08:41:20.
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Catharine Roth on 4 January 2003@00:58:57.
Catharine Roth (modified note) on 8 July 2003@11:26:50.
Catharine Roth (modified note) on 8 July 2003@11:31:56.
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword) on 9 July 2003@08:30:02.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 21 December 2007@11:29:47.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 23 December 2007@04:29:32.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 27 October 2011@08:27:25.
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