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Headword: *prose/sqai
Adler number: pi,2648
Translated headword: to have let come to, to have admitted, to have accepted
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [writes]: "but that he is silent and mutters nothing, this is not possible for me to have accepted."[1]
And elsewhere Aelian [writes]: "but she did not accept the gift, maintaining it to be a courtesan's fee to betray herself to an unknown man and to give away her beauty as if it were an item on sale."[2]
And elsewhere: " as no longer to admit him into [his] company."[3]
Greek Original:
*prose/sqai: *)aristofa/nhs: a)ll' o(/ti siga=| kou)de\n gru/zei, tou=t' ou) du/natai/ me prose/sqai. e)felku/sasqai. kai\ au)=qis *ai)liano/s: h( de\ ou) prosei=to th\n do/sin, e(tairiko\n fa/skousa ei)=nai mi/sqwma to\ e(auth\n paraba/llein a)ndri\ a)gnw=ti kai\ w(/sper w)/nion to\ ka/llos a)podo/sqai. kai\ au)=qis: w(/ste mhke/ti au)to\n prose/sqai ei)s o(mili/an.
The headword, extracted from the first quotation given, is the aorist middle infinitive of the verb prosi/hmi, I admit; see generally LSJ s.v.
[1] Aristophanes, Wasps 741-2 (web address 1), with scholia. Bdelycleon ("Loathes-Kleon") expresses to the chorus displeasure with his petulant father Philocleon ("Loves-Kleon"). For Kleon (Develin person no. 1659) see OCD4 s.v. Cleon, and kappa 1731.
[2] Aelian fr.12 Hercher (12b Domingo-Forasté, pp. 23-4); cf. alpha 287, mu 1123, and pi 274. The reluctant woman is Monime of Miletus (Barrington Atlas map 61 grid E2); cf. mu 490 note and mu 1060.
[3] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.228 Zintzen (134 Asmus - so, tentatively, Adler). It refers to the moment when the Syrian philosopher and mathematician Domninus (c.414 - c.485; cf. delta 1355 end and PLRE s.v. Domninus 4) rebuffed the mathematically brash Asklepiodotos (cf. alpha 4174 and PLRE s.v. Asclepiodotus 3).
R. Develin, Athenian Officials 684-321 BC, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989
D. Domingo-Forasté, ed., Clavdii Aeliani: Epistvlae et Fragmenta, Teubner: Stuttgart and Leipzig, 1994
J.R. Martindale, The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, vol. II, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980
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Translated by: Ronald Allen on 17 September 2008@03:31:43.
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David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 17 September 2008@03:57:13.
David Whitehead (typo, noticed by the translator) on 8 June 2010@03:26:17.
Catharine Roth (tweaked notes) on 11 April 2011@00:25:13.
David Whitehead (tweaked primary note) on 27 November 2011@07:27:42.
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