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Headword: Προὔργου
Adler number: pi,2912
Translated headword: serviceable
Vetting Status: high
For a work [πρὸ ἔργου ], useful, more. Isocrates says: "so that something serviceable may come about." Meaning [something] more.[1]
"I have thought it serviceable, avoiding the immoderation both of these men and of those, to adopt whatever was befitting to the old stories."[2]
Greek Original:
Προὔργου: πρὸ ἔργου, συμφέρον, πλέον. Ἰσοκράτης φησίν: ἵνα προὔργου τι γένηται. ἀντὶ τοῦ πλέον. προὔργου νενόμικα, καὶ τούτων κἀκείνων τὴν ἀμετρίαν φυγών, ὅσα προσῆκε ταῖς παλαιαῖς ἱστορίαις, ταῦτα προσαρμόσαι.
cf. pi 2909, pi 2910, pi 2911.
[1] Likewise in the Synagoge and Photius pi1415 Theodoridis; cf. scholia on Plato, Theaetetus 197A, [Plato], Alcibiades 2 149E, and Hesychius pi4042. The quotation is from Isocrates 4.19.
[2] Adler tentatively attributed this quotation to Damascius, Life of Isidore; now Zintzen fr. 398.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 February 2011@01:23:24.
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David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaks and cosmetics) on 21 February 2011@03:15:47.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2011@09:45:57.
David Whitehead on 21 October 2013@05:53:42.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 18 June 2014@01:53:22.


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